Scientist Chris Ferrigno of Rush University Medical Center visited with Ms. Kauneli’s third grade class at Irving last week and provided a real HANDS ON experience.

Several kids were very informed about shark cartilage but were surprised to learn some of the places where humans have cartilage – not just your nose and ears!

Students enjoyed acting out what their bodies would look like without bones (hint: a blob) but mainly they were excited to touch all of the different REAL bones from a human skeleton and figure out where each belongs on the body.