Biomedical Engineering: Laparoscopic Surgery


Biomedical Engineering Camp

Do you enjoy learning STEM and have an interest in learning about real-world medical problems? In this engaging hands-on program, youth will use the engineering design process to work through Biomedical Engineering challenges. Youth will get to participate in activities like Nanotechnology in the Body, Laparoscopic Surgery, Biomedicine in Space, and Prosthetics and Pills. Youth will also get to experience a Biomedical Career Day where they will listen and work with staff from UNMC. Youth won't want to miss it! This virtual camp session is hosted in partnership with Imagine Science!

Laparoscopic Surgery


Laparoscopic Simulator


  • Cardboard/Shoe Box
  • Foam Sheets/Sponges (4, precut 3 inch by 3 inch)
  • Scissors
  • Glue, Strong Adhesive
  • Stopwatch/Timer
  • Video Device Endoscope that fit phone or device you have

Endoscope Supplies


  • Endoscope 
  • Laptop
  • OR two phones (two iPhones can use FaceTime, two Android phones can use Google Duo)

Manipulative Tasks


  • Chopsticks/Skewers/Dowel Rods Package
  • Duct Tape/Masking Tape
  • Plastic Knives, Forks, Spoons
  • Plastic Tweezers
  • Markers (3)
  • Pony Beads
  • Empty Water Bottles (4)
  • Twizzlers (only one is needed)
  • Markers (3)
  • Handout: Biomedical Color Page

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*This activity was modified from the TeachEngineering's Surgical Resident for a Day activity.

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