We are excited to introduce new hands-on curriculum appropriate for use in co-ed middle and high school STEM classrooms. Orthopaedics in Action (OiA) has been designed to meet national education standards (NGSS) while providing real world applications of traditional subjects such as math, physics, and biology. OiA kits come complete with five stand-alone lessons that aim to span the gap between engineering and the biomedical sciences.
-5 individual hands-on classroom lessons (45-60 min) centered around case studies introducing orthopaedic and engineering concepts
-High quality equipment, including reusable anatomical models and biomechanical testing stations
-Complete professional development materials, including video training, lesson plans, and class handouts
Fix a broken tibia by assembling an external fixator. Perform a biomechanics experiment to determine if your design is optimized.
Core Concepts: Geometry, structural design, force interactions, data collection and analysis.
Given a knee model and a series of diagnostic tests, determine what ligaments the patient injured.
Core concepts: Structure and function, data collection and analysis, anatomy.
Determine the severity of a patient’s scoliosis and prescribe a treatment plan.
Core concepts: Geometry, trigonometry, data collection and interpretation, anatomy.
Repair a torn tendon using surgical suturing techniques then perform a mechanical stress test to determine the best method.
Core concepts: Structure and function, mechanical testing, data collection and analysis.
Learn about the pulley systems in the hand and how simple machines are used to manipulate forces.
Core concepts: Simple machines, forces and motion, data collection and analysis.