‘ It ’ s gross, but cool gross ’ : Children ’ s reactions to BODY WORLDS: the Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies Kimberly M. Burtnyk Manager of Evaluation, Amgen Center for Science Learning California Science Center. Outline. A brief history of BODY WORLDS
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‘It’s gross, but cool gross’:Children’s reactions to BODY WORLDS: the Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human BodiesKimberly M. BurtnykManager of Evaluation, Amgen Center for Science LearningCalifornia Science Center
Gunter von Hagens, 1995
Juan Valverde de Amusco, 1559
Therefore….Families chosen as subjects
6) How do you think you’ll react to seeing the exhibits?
Not at all Extremely
Will you be curious? 1 2 3 4 5 6
Will you be fascinated? 1 2 3 4 5 6
Will you be uncomfortable? 1 2 3 4 5 6
Will you be interested? 1 2 3 4 5 6
Will you be sad/upset? 1 2 3 4 5 6
Will it make you think a lot? 1 2 3 4 5 6
Will you be confused? 1 2 3 4 5 6
Will you be grossed out? 1 2 3 4 5 6
Will you be bored? 1 2 3 4 5 6
Will it be creepy? 1 2 3 4 5 6
Child Positive Expectations
Child Negative Expectations
How parent expectations for child’s visit matched child expectations: Positive Expectations
How parent expectations for child’s visit matched child expectations: Negative Expectations
Child Positive Impact
Child Negative Impact
How accurately parents assessed the affective impact of BODY WORLDS on children: Positive impact
How accurately parents assessed the impact of BODY WORLDS on children: Negative impact
What Children and Parents Expected to see in BODY WORLDS
Recollections of Family Conversations Prior to Visiting BODY WORLDS
What Kids said They Learned vs. What Parents Thought their Kids Learned
Compared to what you thought it would be like before, what did you think of BODY WORLDS?
Overall, how did your child react to seeing BODY WORLDS?
How much did you (child)/your child (parent) like BODY WORLDS?
Is BODY WORLDS a good exhibit for kids?