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Prosthetic Party

Prosthetic Party

Student teams investigate biomedical engineering and the technology of prosthetics. Students create ... (more)

Student teams investigate biomedical engineering and the technology of prosthetics. Students create a model prosthetic lower leg using various materials. Each team demonstrate its prosthesis' strength and consider its pros and cons, giving insight into the characteristics and materials biomedical engineers consider in designing artificial limbs. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Megan Podlogar
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Protect That Pill

Protect That Pill

Students reinforce their knowledge of the different parts of the digestive system ... (more)

Students reinforce their knowledge of the different parts of the digestive system and explore the concept of simulation by developing a pill coating that can withstand the churning actions and acidic environment found in the stomach. Teams test the coating durability by using a clear soda to simulate stomach acid. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Jacob Crosby
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Todd Curtis
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Protect Those Eyes

Protect Those Eyes

Students design and build prototypes for protective eyewear. They choose different activities ... (more)

Students design and build prototypes for protective eyewear. They choose different activities or sports that require protective eyewear and design a device for that particular use. Students learn about the many ways in which the eyes can be damaged and how engineers incorporate different features and materials into eyewear designs to best protect the eyes. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Lesley Herrmann
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
William Surles
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Serial Dilution of a Fluorescent Compound

Serial Dilution of a Fluorescent Compound

Students explore serial dilution, an important technique in physical science and engineering. ... (more)

Students explore serial dilution, an important technique in physical science and engineering. They use a fluorescent compound as the dye to track through a series of dilution steps. They observe how the changing color intensity, or saturation, of each subsequent solution. They also keep a running calculation of the concentration dye in each serial dilution. Finally, using a UV lamp, they investigate whether the fluorescent dye can be detected after it disappears from view under normal lighting conditions. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Drexel University
Author:
Matthew D. Cathell
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Sounds All Around

Sounds All Around

Students follow the steps of the engineering design process to create their ... (more)

Students follow the steps of the engineering design process to create their own ear trumpet devices (used before modern-day hearing aids), including testing them with a set of reproducible sounds. They learn to recognize different pitches, and see how engineers must test designs and materials to achieve the best amplifying properties. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Lesley Herrmann
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
William Surles
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Sticks and Stones Will Break That Bone!

Sticks and Stones Will Break That Bone!

Students learn about the strength of bones and methods of helping to ... (more)

Students learn about the strength of bones and methods of helping to mend fractured bones. During a class demonstration, a chicken bone is broken by applying a load until it reaches a point of failure (fracture). Then, working as biomedical engineers, students teams design their own splint or cast to help repair a fractured bone, learning about the strength of materials used. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Jaime Morales
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
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Surgical Device Engineering

Surgical Device Engineering

This unit focuses on teaching students about the many aspects of biomedical ... (more)

This unit focuses on teaching students about the many aspects of biomedical engineering (BME). Students will see that it is a broad field that relies on concepts from each of the other disciplines of engineering. They will also begin to understand some of the special considerations which must be made when dealing with the human body. Activities and class discussions will encourage students to think as engineers to come up with their own solutions to some of the basic medical problems that have been solved throughout the history of BME. A great deal of class time will be spent brainstorming and presenting ideas to the class for discussion. Specific activities may include examination of the material properties and functions of surgical instruments and prosthetics, a simulation of the training experience of a surgical resident, and an investigation of the properties of fluid flow in vascular tissue. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
Techtronics Program, Duke University
Author:
Alice Hammer
Emily McDowell
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We've Come a Long Way, Baby!

We've Come a Long Way, Baby!

Students discuss several human reproductive technologies available today pregnancy ultrasound, amniocentesis, in-vitro ... (more)

Students discuss several human reproductive technologies available today pregnancy ultrasound, amniocentesis, in-vitro fertilization and labor anesthetics. They learn how each technology works, and that these are ways engineers have worked to improve the health of expecting mothers and babies. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Kristin Field
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
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Who Robbed the Bank?

Who Robbed the Bank?

Students use DNA profiling to determine who robbed a bank. After they ... (more)

Students use DNA profiling to determine who robbed a bank. After they learn how the FBI's Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) is used to match crime scene DNA with tissue sample DNA, students use CODIS principles and sample DNA fragments to determine which of three suspects matches evidence obtain at a crime location. They communicate their results as if they were biomedical engineers reporting to a police crime scene investigation. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Frank Burkholder
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
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You're the Expert

You're the Expert

Student teams learn about and devise technical presentations on four reproductive technology ... (more)

Student teams learn about and devise technical presentations on four reproductive technology topics pregnancy ultrasound, amniocentesis, in-vitro fertilization or labor anesthetics. Each team acts as a panel of engineers asked to make a presentation to a group of students unfamiliar with the reproductive technology. Each group incorporates non-lecture elements into its presentation for greater effectiveness. As students learn about the technologies, by creating a presentation and listening to other groups' presentations, they also learn more about the valuable skill of technical communications. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Kristin Field
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
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