Student: Daniel
Medium: Sculpture

Daniel explains the creative side:
For my art piece, I am trying to create a way that will help viewers understand how the body moves threw a “web that explain a few simple concepts. The way I see it is, the web has lines connected to different “parts” that are involved in, the centre, movement. I will incorporate different sections/ small sculptures where you can see the different aspects that are involved that help your body move.

Daniel explains the scientific side: 
There are three main parts that allow your body to move. First, we have your bones- along with your joints they give your body a structure, support, and allow your limbs to move and bend. Next, we have the muscles- which extend and contract; and along with the tendons that attach to your bones they make your body move. Finally, the brain- as the control centre, it sends electrical signals to parts of the body threw the nerves placed threw out the body. Besides those three, like a remote, it needs a “battery”, which in this case is the energy/nutrients needed to power the three parts above. But what makes this energy and what transports the nutrients threw out the body? Well, first the nutrients must be digested and broken down threw the mouth and stomach,  then it must be absorbed by the small intestines; then it must be transported, along with the oxygen taken from the lungs, threw the blood vessels, pumped by the heart to all the parts of the body that need it. Finally, the nutrients is then absorbed by the cell and converted to energy by the mitochondria to power itself. WOW!


The Creative Science initiative takes place as a partnership between the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Vancouver area High Schools. The initiative challenges students to create an artistic product illustrating concepts associated with their biology curriculum.

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