STEAM class designs prostheses

May 27, 2015

In Module 7, the Topics in STEAM class had a goal to design and create prosthetic arm and hand prototypes. First the class dissected and studied chicken wings to gain understanding of structure and function. Then students used everyday materials, such as straws, construction paper, and string, to develop their prototypes. The result was a clear understanding of the musculature system operates, and the ability to design a functional prostheses.