Teacher wears internal organs bodysuit to teach students anatomy
Veronica Duque says there was “confusion, shouts, applause and some covered their eyes” when she appeared in front of the class.
A teacher in Spain has come up with an inventive way to teach students about anatomy, according to reports.
Veronica Duque, 43, donned a bodysuit depicting the inside of a human body to help her year four class “visualise the disposition of internal organs”.
She arrived at the lesson at Maria Teresa Inigo de Toro school in Valladolid wearing a white coat before removing it to a mixed reaction.
There was “confusion, shouts, applause and some covered their eyes”, Ms Duque admitted to El Pais.
She wanted to make the class more practical, so used the outfit to pique her students’ interests before turning to the traditional plastic bust the school uses to teach anatomy.
Ms Duque revealed she found the costume by pure chance after seeing an advert online and decided to buy it.
“I found it very interesting because the organs are seen from behind,” she told the Spanish newspaper.
A fellow teacher snapped some pictures of Ms Duque giving the lesson and sent them to her husband, who uploaded them to Twitter where they went viral.
“Almost everyone says I hope more teachers like her,” he said.
“I am glad that Veronica has this moment for both her and her school and for all teachers.”
But it’s not the first creative idea to teach complex subjects Ms Duque has come up with.
She also uses cardboard crowns to help her students learn grammar.
“It is very difficult for them to understand the differences of verbs and nouns at that age, but you give them something analog and it makes them very excited,” she said.
The teacher of 15 years also uses disguises to teach history lessons, according to another website.
A similar tale emerged five years ago, when a Dutch teacher used several bodysuits to show the human body’s layers – including skeleton and internal organs.