Teaching Resources for the Project-Based Engineering in Biomechanics STEM Workshop Module

Project-Based Engineering in Biomechanics:
Designing and building an assistive device is a great way to blend life science content with science and engineering practices, physical science concepts, and real-world applications. In this module participants will use the engineering design process to guide a student-directed ‘build’ of an upper arm assistive device. This project-based activity includes measurement, math applications, materials selection and designing and building the mechanism, human body interfaces, control and power systems.

Key Concepts: motion, movement, forces, simple machines, angles, circuits, motors, gears, pulleys, human body systems, measurement, estimation and math applications.

CU Research Partners and Sponsor Information Pages:
CU-Continuing Education
CU Boulder Integrative Physiology Department
CU Boulder Applied Biomechanics Laboratory

Related Education Resources:
TeachEngineering.org- Artificial Bicep Lesson Plan
TeachEngineering.org- Biomedical Engineering Curriculum Unit
Edutopia.org- Project-Based Learning Resources Page
Edutiopa.org- Design Thinking Resources Page
Edutopia.org- Resources for Assessing Project-Based Learning
Edutopia.org- Design Thinking Lessons for the Classroom
Stanford D-School- Introduction to Design Thinking and Facilitators Guide (pdf)
Stanford D-School- Introduction to the Design Thinking Process
Educationworld.com- Project-Based Learning: How and Why (pdf)
Instructables.com- Project-Based Engineering Projects Page
Instructables.com- How To Teach Project-Based Engineering to Kids
CDIO Project-Based Engineering Lesson Library

Additional instructional resources and activities for this type of project can be found on our Motion, Movement and Biomechanics STEM Workshop Module Page