Biomedical Engineering: Prosthetics & Pills


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!

Prosthetics & Pills



  • Shoe
  • Blank Sheet of Paper
  • Writing Utensil
  • Tube/Foil Roll (2)
  • Duct Tape
  • Carwash Sponge or Small Pillow
  • Scissors
  • String or Ribbon
  • Supply of your choice found in the home

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UNO Prosthetics Video


Begin by watching this video about how the body processes pills


  • Protect that Pill Fraction Worksheet
  • Pack of Skittles or Color-Coated Candy
  • Plastic Spoons (2)
  • Flour (1/4 cup)
  • Cornstarch (1/8 cup)
  • Sugar (1/4 cup)
  • Vegetable Oil (1/4 cup)
  • Paper Plate
  • Small Paper or Plastic Bowls or Cups (4)
  • Clear Plastic Cup
  • Cup Clear Diet (to avoid stickiness) Soda 

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Pill Coating Process

*These activities were modified from the TeachEngineering's Protect That Pill activity and Prosthetics Party: Making New Legs activity.

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