Ergonomic Packing

Pupils revisit the concepts of ergonomics and order picking examined in previous lesson and use the results of a simulation to brainstorm ergonomic designs for medical supply stations.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge learners to identify other opportunities to implement ergonomic design as a class opener/journal prompt
Classroom Considerations

  • Builds on knowledge from previous lessons (picking orders/ergonomic design)
  • Activity requires various materials, such as stopwatches and highlighters
  • The eighth installment of a nine-part technology/engineering series,
Pros

  • Directions include roles for group members to select
  • Has suggested pacing guide for entire lesson
Cons

  • None