Topic: Human Organ Systems Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms
Introduction/Context: This is an open-ended project where students design and make a stable structure that will support a working, model respiratory system. The activity begins with an analysis of structures and an investigation of existing design problems (e.g., weak, collapsing legs, poor construction) and a discussion about how the use of models and simulations, help people to learn the systems such as the respiratory system. Students explore the basic needs of the body: air, water,food. After viewing a working model of a lung (see diagram below) the students are asked to make a similar working model. Then they must design a stand, which will support the finished working model.
Prototype (model): Your prototype needs to include the following:
OCTE Conference 2010
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