This is the last weekend to see Nature’s Machine’s: Biomechanics exhibit at The Museum of Science and Technology in Syracuse New York ,Via MOST
Biomechanics is the study of the structure and function of biological systems. It’s a way of looking at living organisms: as machines built by evolution. And this exhibit takes visitors past the familiar surface of nature and deep into its remarkable workings. Visitors will learn how a giraffe pumps blood so high, what makes a cheetah the world’s fastest animal, and how amputees have new levels of mobility.
We also are offering two special workshops for groups who come to see the exhibit and five free lesson plans for teachers who want to incorporate a visit into their curriculum. Get the details here.
The 5,000-square-foot special visiting exhibit, which was built by The Field Museum in Chicago, will run through Jan. 8.
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