Inspired by Real Science: Biomedical Engineering for Breast Cancer Research in the Classroomby: Sarah Rowlinson and Karen Burg

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Design a tissue-engineered system using an iterative cycle of development to answer an open-ended question.

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  • on Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:39 PM

Students construct models of breasts to help them in a discussion of causes and treatments of breast cancer. This is an important topic that can be integrated in science classes that also teach health. Materials are inexpensive and provides links to additional resources.

Tina Harris  (Fairmount, IN)
Tina Harris (Fairmount, IN)

  • on Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:01 PM

After participating in this unit students understand why engineers prefer 3D Modeling over 2D Modeling. They also learn about tissue engineering which is usually taught in freshman courses at a university. In my opinion, I believe this subject of breast cancer would better be taught in high school rather than middle school. Science Scope is for middle school.

Betty  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty (Kansas City, MO)

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