Orthopedist: Designing A Cast for Bones
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In this adventure, students will think like an orthopedist and design a cast for a broken bone using technology.
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What are some suggested materials for creating the bone model? Looks like plaster in one of the photos.
Here are some suggestions 🙂
tissue paper, pipe cleaners, felt, and other materials that are thin and have a soft texture
cardboard pained white or wrapped in white paper, popsicle sticks
sponges, crinkled tissue paper, construction paper or cardboard with circles to represent holes
My kids had a blast completing this lesson. I was amazed to how creative they were when creating their designs.
“I would wear this beautiful cast even if I didn’t have a broken bone” – STUDENT QUOTE
“Our cast is definitely better designed for protection” – STUDENT QUOTE
“Let’s settle this debate with a drop-test!” – STUDENT QUOTE
WOW! Your pictures are awesome! We love seeing how your students are testing their casts to see which work best 🙂