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Anatomy/Physiology - Gr 4-6

Education Unlimited - Anatomy/Physiology - Gr 4-6

Anatomy and Physiology scientists will be dissecting the wonders of the human body. In this camp, we will zoom into multiple body systems using interactive and kinesthetic laboratory explorations.  

Throughout the week, scientists will have opportunities to wonder, lead, and explore their curiosities of the human body.  Scientists will begin the week investigating the curvy, mushy, and aromatic digestive system. Understanding how the human body obtains the nutrients required for survival will provide the scientist with a foundation to explore the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.  Using our bodies and creating models, we will discover how muscles function with the skeleton to make our bodies move and how the systems respond to injuries. Comparative anatomy explorations through the dissection of chicken wings and cow eyes will provide scientists the opportunity to dig deeper into the relationship between the body systems.  Scientists will investigate the nervous system through the five senses and the tricks they can play on us. We will manipulate our taste buds, sniff out smells, identify blind spots, and use touch to investigate the unknown. We will learn the basics of microscopy and view the systems explored on a cellular level.

Scientists will be designing unique Anatomy Doll Models that will highlight and apply what is learned in each system by incorporating personal details.  Family and friends are invited to join us at the conclusion of the week for a showcase highlighting the explorations from the week.

The Anatomy and Physiology major will be offered to rising 4th-6th co-ed students at MIT and to rising 4th-5th graders in our science camp for girls at Stanford.

Who is this camp for? Budding physicians and kids fascinated by health and the human in late-elementary or early middle school that want a fun, hands-on first experience with anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology.

To register for this session:

Use the Apply Now link

On page 3 of the application, select the following:

Camp Category: Science Camp for Girls

Camp Name: Anatomy/Physiology

  • Rising 6-8 grade students should also consider the Co-ed Robotics and Astronomy programs offered at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UCLA.

  • Rising 4-6 grade female students should also consider the Science Camp For Girls Intro to Engineering program offered at Stanford.

  • Rising 6-8 grade female students should also consider the Science Camp For Girls Astronomy and Marine Science programs offered at Stanford and UC Berkeley.


Anatomy/Physiology - Gr 4-6 - Staff Profiles

Education Unlimited believes in small-group, immersive learning with subject matter experts and experienced teachers. We strive to provide industry-leading instruction to all of our students and hold all staff to the highest possible standards. Staff assignments vary by program and location. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

Education Unlimited - Rhonda McCoy, PhD (Camp Director)

Rhonda McCoy, PhD — Camp Director


Education Unlimited - Nadia Hallaj (Counselor)

Nadia Hallaj — Counselor

Nadia Hallaj is a recent graduate from Tufts University in Boston, MA, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering.  She has her sights set on work in a biomedical engineering lab before going back to graduate school to study pharmaceutical technology. During her time at Tufts, Nadia worked for a pharmaceutical...


Education Unlimited - Kayley Pettoruto, MPH (Instructor)

Kayley Pettoruto, MPH — Instructor

Kayley Pettoruto is an 8th grade science teacher in Andover, Massachusetts. She has a Master’s degree in public health from Boston University, in addition to a Bachelor’s degree in community health, Spanish, and child development from Tufts University.  Kayley spent several years as a researcher in public health in a private firm before...


Education Unlimited - Shannon Pylant, MS (Instructor)

Shannon Pylant, MS — Instructor

Shannon Pylant is a 6th grade science teacher in Winston-Salem, NC.  She has a Masters of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and a Bachelor of Science in Biology with Minors in Chemistry and Education from Belmont Abbey College. Prior to teaching, Shannon worked as a cancer...


We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.



Upcoming Sessions
* Tentative and Subject to Change

Session Grade Location Price Range  
Jul 28th 2019 - Aug 2nd 2019 4th - 6th Stanford University $1,775.00 – $2,435.00