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College View Fifth Graders Construct Bionic Hands

Class holding bionic hand projects College View Elementary School Teacher Kathleen Young is bringing real-world scenarios into the her classroom. Ms. Young’s fifth grade students had a great time working in pairs to construct a bionic hand.

The project related to an article they read, “A Whale of A Dolphin Tale,” which prompted the class to address the importance of problem-solving and using technology in the development of effective prosthetics. After the teams created their bionic hands, students were given a set of prices for the various materials, which they then usedcle to calculate the costs. Students followed up their creations by explaining how they simulated the skeletal/muscle systems, using joints and string.