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Your Amazing Skeleton

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Did you know that the adult body has 206 bones? Fifty-four of them are in our hands and wrists!  If you’ve ever seen a skeleton or fossil in a museum, you might think that all bones are dead, but your skeleton is a living, active part of your body.  In fact, all of your blood cells are manufactured inside your bones.  In this session, we will build our our model hands with bones and ligaments, learn more about the surprising composition of bones, and learn how biomedical engineers design solutions for patients who have injured a bone.  

Preparation: String, tape, paper or construction paper, scissors, 8 or more straws (paper or plastic).  If you don’t have straws, we can demonstrate how to roll strips of paper to make straws, but store bought ones would be preferable.
Expert: Dr. Adele Changoor received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from École Polytechnique Montréal, and works at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute.

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