Biomedical Engineering, Monday, 7-24

Biomedical Engineering, Monday, 7-24

Today, students did a wide variety of activities, beginning with learning about the basics of engineering. Next, students learned the important components of a human heart and how they function, and they began designing and building their own life size model of a heart. Students also examined different foot types, and were able to determine which foot type they have. Using a goniometer, students were able to measure their own range of motion for different joints in their body. The last activity of the day was designing and building a BristleBot – a robot made from toothbrush bristles! Some students built a solar powered bot, while others worked on light tracking robots so the class could compare and contrast these two types of BristleBots.

Ask your student: How do the electrical and mechanical systems of the human heart work together to make it function properly? How does the performance of a solar powered device change with different weather conditions? How does the performance of a battery powered device change with different weather conditions?