Kelvin spent much of his first week at the Greensboro Science Center exploring our exhibits. As a robot, he doesn’t have any real-life experience with the human body’s systems. To explore human biology, Kelvin visited HealthQuest to see how these systems work together to create life.
He studied the respiratory and cardiovascular systems for some time, but found he was particularly interested in the skeletal system. He was fascinated by the way joints and muscles work together to allow humans to move. He found it very similar to the metal ball and socket design engineers use on his fellow robots. He was amazed that the human body could be so similar to his robot body!
Kelvin spent a sunny day exploring Animal Discovery Zoo. He was a little intimidated by the size of the tortoises, but found the scorpions in Bug Discovery to be just the right size to study. Entomology has always interested Kelvin and he really enjoyed comparing different species’ stingers. He remembered reading about how those stingers contain enough venom to paralyze or even kill their prey. While not many species have venom powerful enough to kill a human, since he wasn’t too sure what the effects on robots might be, he enjoyed studying these creatures through thick glass.
Before the NC Science Festival ends, Kelvin plans to dig deeper into the Greensboro Science Center’s exhibits and even go behind the scenes to learn more about ways the Center teaches and uses STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) every day. Look for another update soon!