A wise respiratory system once said, "Gross is in the eye of the beholder." After watching this planetarium show, you may start thinking differently about the "gross" side of the human body and what it does to protect us every day.
Join Noreen Neuron, host of the “Personal Universe” game show, as she leads us through a competition to decide which body system is the best and brightest. Will it be Scabby (the immune system), Boogie (the respiratory system) or Flatus (the digestive system)? Laugh and learn as these animated characters explore the inner workings of the human body!
Produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, this exciting new planetarium show is based on the book “Grossology and You” (© 2002 — text by Sylvia Branzei, illustrations by Jack Keely), published by Price Stern Sloan. GROSSOLOGY® is a registered trademark of Price Stern Sloan, a division of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.
“Addressing the Science of Really Gross Things: Engaging Young Learners in Biomedical Science Through a Fulldome Show and Supporting Curricula” is supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), Grant Number #1R25OD010522-01, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NCRR or NIH.
Available in Spanish
This show is available in Spanish for field trips and other group reservations. Morehead offers two options for Spanish translations:
- The show can be presented in Spanish for the entire audience.
- Morehead can provide assistive listening devices (headsets) for a Spanish translation (currently serving up to 9 students) while the show is presented in English.
If you need one of these options for your class, please discuss this with Morehead Reservations when you are requesting your field trip reservation.
The second option is available to any Morehead visitor with advance notice.