Each week on the I Spy Physiology blog, we present examples of physiology in everyday life. This week, the American Physiological Society (APS) is sponsoring an annual event called Physiology Understanding (PhUn) Week. This is the time when scientists and educators take to the streets to spread the word about physiology. APS members have worked … Continue reading Helping Kids Understand Physiology: One Teacher’s PhUn Week Story
Physiology Understanding (PhUn) Week takes physiology to the classroom through scientist-student outreach. This year's PhUn Week wrapped up last Friday, but you can still continue the "PhUn" at home. Here's an activity contributed by PhUn Week mentor Patricia A. Halpin, PhD: This is a PhUn experiment that’s great to try with second to 10th graders (but adults may … Continue reading Exercising Is “PhUn”: What Your Heart Rate Says About Your Fitness
Physiology Understanding (PhUn Week) takes physiology to the classroom through scientist-student outreach. Each year, more than 14,000 students learn about physiological concepts led through interactive lab experiments, such as this one as described by middle school science teacher Anne Joy: As part of our PhUn Week activities, we talk to the students about genetics and … Continue reading A Berry Interesting Experiment, Indeed!
Back-to-school is an exciting time. It marks the start of another school and the start of the fall season. For some physiologists, the fall signifies it is time to plan and participate in K–12 science events, such as science day, health day, science fair judging and more. One outreach activity gaining momentum among physiologists is … Continue reading Physiologists Share the “PhUn” of Physiology with Students This Week