Heartfelt interest: Students learn about medicine in afterschool summer program

LASARA — Cristian Solorio’s career dream is to go into law enforcement and be a K-9 officer.

But he said after some hands- on activity to learn about the human heart, that my have changed.

He’s also interested in what the medical field has to offer.

Solorio was quick to answer questions about the anatomy of the heart and illustrate the way the heart works after participating in Lasara ISD’s Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) summer program.

“I thought the activities were really good,” Solorio said. “It was really fun making the heart out of balloons.”

With the use of regular household items, Solorio and 15 other students created a working model of the human heart in less than an hour using balloons, food coloring and plastic tubing.

During the activity, the students learned about the inner workings of heart and completed an exercise on CPR.

The school’s ACE summer five-week program started June 6 and ends July 7.

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