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Troy museum's hands-on project a real 'eye-opener' for kids

January 11, 2019 02:45 PM

TROY - Teachers will tell you there's nothing like hands-on experience for students to learn the mysteries of anatomy. Capital Region students are getting just such a lesson that may steer some toward a career in medicine.

At the Children's Museum of Science and Technology, kids actually dissect sheep's eyeballs. It's giving them the opportunity to learn about what the inside of the eye is like.

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The one-day session isn't for the faint of heart, but it is for young minds -- and many of them there are homeschooled.

So, armed with gloves, goggles and scalpels, the dissection is an opportunity students often don't get until they're a little older, but the goal is to introduce STEM at a young age.

Children are learning not just about a sheep's eyeball, but they're getting a glimpse into one of the most complex and sophisticated organs in the body.

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