Practice being a Biomedical Engineer.
- Includes teacher's manual and student study guide copy masters
- Aligned to NGSS standards
In this lab, students will explore the materials that biomedical engineers use when creating prosthetic devices. They will first investigate the physical properties of various metals, ceramics, and polymers to understand how they differ, and determine which materials would be most suitable for use in a hip replacement prosthetic. Students will then engineer their own prosthetic arm that meets certain design requirements and mimics the functionality of a real hand. Kit contains enough materials for 15 groups. Teacher’s Manual and Student Study Guide copy masters are included.
Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Disciplinary Core Ideas: MS-ETS1-2; MS-ETS1-3; HS-ETS1-2; HS-ETS1-3
Performance Expectations: ETS1.B; ETS1.C
Cross Cutting Concepts: Influence of Science, Engineering, and Technology on Society and the Natural World
Engineering Practices: Engaging in Argument from Evidence; Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
Delivery information: Kit includes 15 Bone Pieces; 30 Aluminum Strips; 30 Cobalt Pieces; 30 Brass Foil Strips; 30 Zinc Pieces; 30 Ceramic Tile Pieces; 72 Glass Pieces; 30 Polyethylene Pieces; 30 Rubber Stoppers; 30 Balloons; 15 Push Pins; 15 Plastic Cups; 20 Cardboard Pieces; 2 Packs of Toothpicks; 150 Plastic Stirrers; 2 Packs of Sticky Connecting Putty; 150 Small Wooden Skewers; 100 Rubber Bands; 100 Straws; 100 Wooden Craft Sticks; 100 Index Cards; and 2 Packages of String.
Caution: CHOKING HAZARD: Children under 8 years, can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.