Skeletons2Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School added a new class to the STEMM curriculum this year: Anatomy and Human Body Systems.

In the class, students are using miniature model skeletons to learn the different parts of the human body, and where they are located. On Monday, Aug. 25, students began molding the skeleton into a human body.

By placing clay on the skeletons, students began identified facial muscles and muscles on the skull and molded the clay into the shapes of those muscles. As the semester progresses, students will use different colors of clay to identify other muscles and body parts throughout the entire skeleton.

By the end of the course, students will have the different muscle systems represented on the model skeletons with multiple colors of clay.

“This is a chance for students to really see what the muscular system looks like,” said course teacher Todd Baden. “It gives students a chance to work hands on and also see how each system works with one another.”