Have you ever wondered how Hiccup Haddock III’s artificial foot works in the How to Train Your Dragon series? In this class, students will work in small groups to complete hands-on challenges and experiments related to prosthetics. We will use the engineering design process to design, build, test, and improve a prosthetic bird beak, fish tail, elephant leg, and finger/hand. We will also study real-life examples and perform challenges with each of our prosthetics to ensure our designs meet “client” needs. This class will strengthen students’ empathy, perseverance, problem-solving skills, and much more.
Engineering With A Purpose: Prosthetics
About Your Extraordinary Saturday (YES)
For 1st – 4th Grade Students
A New Adventure Every Weekend
MITY's program for elementary students enables inquisitive, high achieving 1st - 4th grade students to continue learning outside of the traditional classroom. Courses are intentionally designed to inspire inquiry, activate imaginations, and engage eager learners in hands on discovery that is not possible within a regular classroom setting. While students are in class, parents are invited to listen to professional speakers on topics related to raising bright children, socialize with other parents, or visit a local coffee shop.