In the Broken Bones Flinn STEM Design Challenge™ for anatomy and physiology, introduce the fast-paced growing career of biomedical engineering. Observe X-rays of femoral fractures in order to determine what kind of break has occurred.
Introduce your students to the fast-paced, growing career of biomedical engineering. In this activity, students observe X-rays of femoral fractures in order to determine what type of break has occurred. Using biomedical engineering tactics, students design and construct a medical device to repair the break and then perform “surgery” to repair a model broken femur with their device. This is an activity your students are sure to remember!
Materials Included in Refill Kit for 4 Student Groups: Cardboard tubes with foam insert, straight cut, 9", 2 Cardboard tubes with foam insert, 45-degree cut, 9", 2 Foamies®, sticky back foam, pkg/12 Plastic yarn needles, 4 Polyurethane, charcoal, 8" x 10", 4 Rubber bands, medium, 10 Scalpels, disposable, size 10 blade, 4 X-rays, femoral shaft fracture, set of 4 Yarn, black