South Washington County Schools

Video: East Ridge High School PLTW Human Body Systems course inspires STEM careers

Students in the Project Lead the Way – Human Body Systems course at East Ridge High School recently completed a unit on movement, where they learned about various joints and muscles in the human body. 

These students in grades 10-12 began their week by doing a range of motion activity, where they measured a partner’s range of motion for a variety of their joints. Then students looked at actual muscle tissue under a microscope and built a simple model of a skeletal muscle using plastic wrap and spaghetti noodles. Students also built muscles out of clay onto the 2.5-foot human models they were each assigned for the project.

Some students say this hands-on opportunity has inspired them to pursue a career in the biomedical field upon graduation. The Project Lead the Way program allows students to create, design, build, discover, collaborate and solve problems through engineering, using their math and science skills.

Watch the video below on the Project Lead the Way – Human Body Systems course at East Ridge.


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