This Imagine-X resource kindly shared by RS provides an introduction to the exciting subject of Biomechanics – the science of movement of a living body. The project incorporate elements of design technology, biology and engineering together with social responsibility. The lessons are designed to give your class an insight into the world changing possibilities of prosthetics. Download the project resources and use the video below to introduce the project to the pupils.

Learning Objectives:

  • identify and explain what prosthetics are and the different types available
  • understand the concept of ‘quality of life’
  • explain and elaborate on the importance of, and function of, prosthetics
  • understand the challenges surrounding providing prosthetics to those who need them, on a global scale
  • identify and explain the basic components of the human body, including the skeletal/muscular system
  • identify and explain the structure of the hand and arm, including joints
  • explain how the human body moves
  • describe and reflect on the ‘design process’ and its different stages
  • use isometric graph paper to draw simple 3D shapes
  • use my knowledge to measure for, design and evaluate a prosthetic arm

About RS Imagine-X

STEM skills act as the perfect platform to a more socially mobile and globally impactful life. They broaden horizons, empower the disadvantaged and diversify life choices. But many young people have yet to see the ‘bigger picture’ impact these skills could have on the world.

That’s why RS has developed Imagine-X. It links dynamic, exciting STEM subjects to real people who have used the same skills to make the world a better place. It gives teachers free curriculum-aligned resources for pupils aged 7 – 14, with one aim: helping pupils realise the far-reaching potential of STEM and their imaginations.

Visit RS Imagine-X to access all their latest STEM resources.