Class Blog (Feb 22-March 1)

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This week’s Cameo Blog Post is from Juliana B.! Juliana’s recap of our week includes a Neurotransmitter Lab (gone wrong…) and info about our current design thinking project on concussions in youth sports – she has a fantastic idea!  Please check out her overview of our class last week and feel free to comment on her website!

Sports Medicine

During the week of February 22-March 1 my class focused on our neurotransmitter lab and our design thinking projects on concussions. During our class on Tuesday, we were planning on completing our neurotransmitter labs however we could not get the technology to cooperate. Even though we could not do the labs ourselves I gained some valuable knowledge. I learned that tThe agonist is the muscle that contracts and causes movement, while the antagonist is the one that relaxes.I also earned that your triceps and biceps can either be the antagonist or the agonist depending on how you move your arm. For example, during a pushup, when you are pushing up your bicep is the antagonist, while your triceps are the agonists. However when you push down during a push up it is the other way around, your bicep is the agonist and your triceps are the antagonists.

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Sneak Peak into Sports Med

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This week’s Cameo Blog Post is from Olivia G.! Olivia’s recap of our week includes a Sensory Touch lab, info about the brain and continued work the Semester Project on nutrition.  Please check out her overview of our class last week and feel free to comment on her website!


This week was awesome because we actually got to meet twice! We continued and actually tested our Sensory Touch Lab. This lab was extremely fun, and it definitely taught me something new. For example, I learned that sensory receptors actually existed! I can not believe how many times I did not feel a paper clip touch my hand!

IMG_2120Krystal being a great partner during our lab this week!

Learning about the brain was also another topic that we learned about! I believe that the brain is the most intriguing and fascinating part of the body to learn about. It is amazing that all of these regions of the brain can control every little movement, capture every memory, and control our feelings is crazy to think about!

We also did some research on concussions in youth sports. This was very interesting because concussions are very popular in this generation of athletes…

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