The educational guide developed by Platon school’s team aims to provide students a complete learning experience about nutrition and stress its importance to our wellness. We examine the mechanisms activated in the human body during eating and digesting process through a set of tasks across various subjects that cover all STEAM disciplines. Plastinated organs lay on the core of each task to make it more engaging and relatable and in that way the students get to better understand the vital connection between what we eat and our overall health.

In science class we explore the inner processes of our digestive system using plastinated organs. Students gain hands-on experience with stomachs and intestines to understand nutrient absorption, digestion processes, and how our food choices impact our bodies. In technology tasks, students get to design their nutrition-tracking apps. They use real data on nutrient intake and they try to create user-friendly interfaces. In engineering we dive into the world of medical devices and their role in nutrition. The students will explore endoscopy technology using plastinated organs and will understand how doctors examine the digestive tract. In the arts class, students will do research on healthy and unhealthy diets and will express themselves through various mediums. In mathematics we’ll combine basic mathematic formulas to better understand concepts like calorie intake and Basic Metabolic Rate. Also, we’ll try to calculate the length of the small intestine using the plastinated organs. 

All in all, the NutriHealth educational guide is designed to combine education and creativity, making learning about nutrition both informative and fun, using a project based learning approach. The overall goal is to encourage students think about their nutrition and realize its importance in health and wellness. 

Platon School
OrganKits Partner

For more information on this initiative, partners and planned activities, please contact Cláudia Castro Dias through the email