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Time required: 60 minutes

Grade Level: 3rd - 6th         

Description: In this activity, students learn about the transmission of infectious diseases, like Ebola, and the importance of personal protective equipment. They build their own biohazard suit and an air-conditioning unit to keep it cool.

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Protect the Pump                                              

Time required: 90 minutes

Grade Level: 7th - 12th         

Description: In this activity, students design and build a protection device for a medical suction pump that will prevent fluid from getting into the motor and destroying the pump. Students' designs can be utilized in our Summer Institute programs where college students are repairing medical equipment, like these suction pumps, in hospitals in Nicaragua, Tanzania, and Rwanda!

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Breathing-Lungs

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Time required: 20 minutes

Grade Level: All ages          

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                                  

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Time required: 30 minutes

Grade Level: All ages         

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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Time required: 20 minutes

Grade Level: All ages         

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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