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BIOENGINEERING: Creativity + Science + Engineering = Life Changing, Life-Saving Inventions

Lesson Overview

Bioengineering is the blending together of the principles of biology with the techniques and "tools" of engineering.  The INCREDIBLE VARIETY of products that can be produced is staggering...think of biomechanics, that may help an amputee walk on a mechanically sophisticated leg prosthetic with complete knee function...or inventing new medical DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT ( think Covid 19 testing ) ...or new ways to improve our food supply with agricultural engineering.  There are also ecological engineering and renewable bioenergy products.   However, these new creations may bring important ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS that must be considered when tampering with food supplies, genetic engineering, and natural biological systems.  If you enjoy science of any type and enjoy the "putting together" of things, such as in engineering, this career field is DEFINITELY WORTH EXPLORING!  

Duration
Semester
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

What are the areas within BIOENGINEERING that really interest you, and who are the companies researching and manufacturing these amazing new products?  And also, what type of life experiences, academic courses, and  part-time jobs will ADVANCE YOU  toward  a career in this diverse and lucrative field?

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

10, 11, 12

Career Education

* notebook & pen/pencil ( for each student)
* 3 sheets colored posterboard, cut  each in 1/2 
* markers, paints, stencils, stamps & stamp pads ( any assortment of these that  student group can gather)
* 12"x12"  (or larger) piece of corrugated cardboard
* 1  small package MODELING CLAY
* glue, scissors
* assorted magazines: athletic, house decorating, hiking, farming, science, travel
* small piece  cardboard [12" x 12"]
 

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Lesson Created By: katherinebradley