The AstraZeneca Human Edge!

at the Ontario Science Centre!

About The Exhibit:

The AstraZeneca Human Edge is a new exhibit hall created by the Ontario Science Centre. We collaborated extensively with leading experts from a wide range of fields, including neuroscience, physiology, bio-mechanics, and sports medicine to develop 80 active and immersive experiences within five dynamic themes.

Ideal for student field trips!

Taking a group of students to the OSC in general is an awesome way to engage students in content from the Ontario science curriculum in a meaningful, hands-on way. There are many activities that could be created with inspiration from the various exhibits that the OSC has to offer that can allow students to not only experience science in an interactive way but also to apply what they have learned in the classroom to observations and reflections drawn from specific exhibits.

Some images of what the exhibit has to offer:

Ties to Curriculum Expectations

Grade 5 -- Understanding Life Systems -- Human Organ Systems

Overall expectations:

1. analyse the impact of human activities and technological innovations on human health; 2. investigate the structure and function of the major organs of various human body systems;

3. demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of human body systems and interactions within and between systems.


Specific expectations:

3.1 identify major systems in the human body (e.g., musculoskeletal system, digestive system, nervous system, circulatory system) and describe their roles and interrelationships

3.2 describe the basic structure and function of major organs in the respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems

3.3 identify interrelationships between body systems


Potential activity:

Have students, in small groups, "investigate" major systems in the human body. Have other groups "investigate" more minor systems in the human body. Afterwards, join smaller groups together into bigger groups and challenge them to identify/potentially conduct research into how their assigned system relates to/has a relationship with the major system or minor system assigned to the other group they were paired with. They should be emphasizing how different body systems work together, are dependent on one another to function, and on the interrelationships between them.