Summer SAVY 2013, Session 3 – Engineering 101, Afternoon Section (Day 5)
Engineering 101 (Rising 2nd/3rd) – Day 5
We ended our first week learning about the respiratory and nervous systems! We first discussed the anatomy of the rest of the respiratory system and learned how oxygen is transferred from the air we breathe into our blood. We also discussed how the health of one’s lungs can affect the respiratory system’s ability to function; for instance, smoking makes the lungs stiffer and therefore less able to expand. We also discussed how the pathology of a punctured lung could be represented in our models from yesterday. We then completed an engineering challenge in pairs to solve the problem of treating asthma symptoms. The students generated incredibly creative solutions to this common health problem!