Making Model Microfluidic Devices Using JELL-O

Nothing flows like J-E-L-L-O! In the final portion of a four-part series, pupils create scale models of microfluidic devices out of gelatin and bendable straws. They use their devices to test various flow rates in the delivery of simulated medicine. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Give the class multiple sizes of straws so they can create changes in tube size
Classroom Considerations

  • The time is split over two days
  • Requires the ability to boil water and cool the JELL-O
Pros

  • Includes answers for questions asked to the class
  • The resource contains an assessment that covers the entire unit
Cons

  • None