Activities for All Ages

EWH STEM Activities that can be used for students of all ages:

 

Breathing-Lungs

Picture Lungs

Time required: 20 minutes          

Description: Students learn how the human lung works and about its capacity. Each participant uses a balloon and two rulers to measure his or her own breathing volume.

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Magnets                                  

Picture Magnets

Time required: 30 minutes          

Description: In this activity, students learn some medical applications of electromagnetism and build a radio speaker with a paper cup, magnets and coils.

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Muscles-Joints/Hydraulic Arm       Picture Muscles Joints

       

Description: This activity defines the different kinds of joints found in the body and explains how the muscles interact with them. Joint/muscle interaction is demonstrated through the building of an arm muscle/bone structure with rubber bands and craft sticks. Also, principles of hydraulics and knowledge of prosthetic devices can be taught through a hydraulic joint made with syringes.

Click here to download the Muscles-Joints Student Handout.

Click here to download the Hydraulic Arm Student Handout.

 

  

Artificial Heart                                         

Time required: 20 minutes          Picture Artificial Heart

Description: Students will learn how the circulatory system works and learn principles of artificial organs. Using tubes, a bulb and check valves, they will build an artificial heart to simulate the unidirectional flow of blood in the body.

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Stethoscope    Picture Sthetoscope                                 

Time required: 20 minutes          

Description: In this activity, students build a simple stethoscope and examine how re-engineering this equipment is a good example of designing medical equipment for the developing world.

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Electrodes     Picture Electrodes                           

Time required: 20 minutes          

Description: This activity introduces students to the constraints engineers face when designing medical devices for resource-poor environments by using the example of a reusable electrode designed for electrocardiogram machines.

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Click here to see EWH's activities for Middle/High School ages.

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