Engineering is Elementary: Just Passing Through: Designing Model Membranes
9:00am - 4:00pm
Interactive workshop for Elementary Educators on one of the Boston Museum of Science's Engineering is Elementary units.
Membranes are thin layers that let helpful substances pass through and keep harmful substances out. In this unit, students learn to think like bioengineers as they design a model membrane to mimic the properties of real membranes in live organisms. The storybook Juan Daniel’s Futbol Frog sets the scene, as students read about a boy who engineers a membrane to keep a frog alive. Students learn how membranes function and apply their knowledge of the basic needs of living organisms to the engineering design challenge: designing a frog habitat with a model membrane that delivers just the right amount of water.
March 2, 2019
UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commercial St. Manchester, NH 03101