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Livingston fifth graders handle human brains as part of lesson on bike safety
UPDATE: Here’s a link to the full story from today’s Free Lance-Star.
Livingston Elementary School fifth graders got a close-up look at human brains to drive home the importance of wearing helmets while biking.
Dr. Paul Aravich, a neuroscientist at Eastern Virginia Medical School, visited Livingston Elementary today to demonstrate the importance of protecting the head from trauma.
Aravich brought along samples of human brains as well as a lung, heart, spinal cord and skull for his hands-on lesson.
The organs had been donated for science so the doctor instructed the fifth graders to treat them as sacred.
Read more details on Dr. Aravich’s lessons in Thursday’s Free Lance-Star and here soon on fredericksburg.com.