Tissue Mechanics

Engage your class by showing them how silly putty and human tissues are alike. Pupils learn more about tissue mechanics by reflecting upon their experiences with silly putty. The lesson covers   collagen, elastin, and proteoglycans and their effects on body tissues. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a biomedical engineer to come speak to your class
  • Research the different types of tissues in the human body so pupils can compare and contrast them
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should have completed the Creepy Silly Putty activity
  • The ninth part in a series of 10

  • The plan contains a presentation to help guide the lesson
  • Includes an extensive list of vocabulary words and definitions needed for the lesson

  • The plan does not include an engaging instructional strategy design