By: Jessica Richardson and Madey Jacks

Students in the Human Body Systems class went beyond a Keynote to gain hands-on experience today. In a lab for treating and understanding burns, students used makeup, gelatin, dirt and tissues to replicate burns. After they had given their victims a burn, students would swap patients in order to take vital signs and formulate a treatment plan.  

Ethan Duke receives a fake road rash from a "motorcycle accident."
Ethan Duke receives a fake road rash from a “motorcycle accident.”

“We hope to learn the differences between the types of burns that happen and how they happen,” junior Alyssa Tapy said.

 

The class offers practical learning for future medical professionals. Through the realistic replication of burns, students are able to experience what a burn would look like and how it could affect the body.

 

“You can actually see it by creating it. It’s more hands on than just looking at a video of some burns,” sophomore Sydney Snyder said.

 

Male students had an interesting take on having makeup products, such as lipstick and eyeshadow placed on their bodies.

Junior Alyssa Tapy is in the beginning stages of a neck burn.
Junior Alyssa Tapy is in the beginning stages of a neck burn.

“I’m actually a girl now,” sophomore Ethan Duke joked about having lipstick on him.

 

While the lab provided a fun break from traditional learning, the experience gained in the classroom has the opportunity to go beyond the walls of Center Grove High School.

 

“A lot of us want to go into the medical field. We like taking the class for what we learn,” sophomore Melanie Shea said. “Why I do it? I want to be in the medical field; I want to be a nurse, so I love learning about it.”