Don’t get grossed out

Teen Club learns with fun, messy science projects

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Nicole Cooke | Democrat Cassidy Resoer adds more Jell-o — the dermis layer — to Daegan Smith’s “skin” experiment during the Grossology program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Teen Club on Thursday. Program leader Madison Stuart taught the students about the layers of the human skin, represented by mini marshmallows, Jell-o, Fruit Roll-Ups, M&M’s and Twizzlers.

Nicole Cooke | Democrat Sydney Schoup places a Fruit Roll-Up — the epidermis layer — on top of the other layers of “skin” during Grossology on Thursday at the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Teen Club. Grossology, part of this year’s summer program, started earlier this week, and students already created “slime’ out of glue, colored sand and liquid starch.

Nicole Cooke | Democrat Students at the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri Teen Club used mini marshmallows, Jell-o and Fruit Roll-Ups to represent the layers of skin — epidermis, dermis and hypodermis — and M&M’s and Twizzlers to represent hair and moles as they learned about human skin during Grossology. Program leader Madison Stuart said she has also planned lessons involving bird poop painting, fake snot and drinkable blood.



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