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The X-ray Machine 🦴🦴

My kids had so many questions after a very small incident running their bikes that took us to the urgent care. They already knew about bones but what about the X-ray machine? how did it take pictures through our skin? As homeschoolers we decided to research how X-ray machines work, how it takes pictures inside us and why bones are so important to protect our body. We finished the discussion making X-rays of our hands at home.


  • Easy


  • Black Paper

  • Q-tips

  • Glue


  1. Draw the shape of your kid's hand.

  2. Let them glue Q-tips that represent their bones.

  3. Have fun!


  • Adult supervision required for any of these activities. Please supervise and make sure children participating are safe. Read instructions and the safety labels from each material.


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