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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: Skeletal System
Submitted by: sepalika wickremasinghe on Dec 11, 2007
Date Last Modified: Dec 11, 2007
Title: Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery
Description: This is an internet based project. Students will work in pairs and conduct an internet search on hip or knee replacement surgery. A 500 word report (which cites internet sources) and an in class presentation is required.
Type of Task: Group, Student-centered, Supplemental Activity, Unsupervised
Time Required 1 week
Topics: Hip or Knee replacement surgery
Course: 7th grade Life Science
Audience: Middle School
Categories:
Prerequisites Skills: Cell Biology. Organization of Life. Musculoskeletal system.
Learning Objectives: Students be able to compare joints in the body (hip, knee, shoulder, wrist) with structures used in machines and simple devices (hinge, ball and socket,etc). (6.h)
Text of Learning Exercise: Project Prompt
Students will work with a partner and choose either hip or knee replacement surgery. Students will use the internet and site sources, and write a 500 word report (double spaced, 12 font). Students reports wil be due in a week, and an oral presentaion is required, and both students need to participate. Please address the following questions when writing your reports.
1. Which year was the first surgery of thei type performed? 2. What causes people to require this surgery? Which kind of joint is replaced, and what kinds of synthetic materials do they use to create this artificial joint? 4.Compare and contrast the natural joint with this artificial one. 5.What activities do you think these people weren't able to do before the surgery? 6.Around how much does this type of surgery cost? Key Words: Hip replacement surgery Knee replacement surgery Internet sites you could use: http://www.health pages.org/AHP/LIBRARY/HLTHTOP/THR/INDEX.HTM/ www.niams.nih.gov/hi/topics/hip/hiprepqa.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/hip_replacement http://www.healthpages.org/AHP/LIBRARY/HLTHTOP/TKR/ Please be sure to include a reference page in your report.
Assessment: Assessment Rubric
4- Report fulfilled all requirements in the project prompt and was well presented. 3- Reoprt didnot answer all the questions in the project prompt or/and was not too well presented. 2- Reoprt didnot answer most questions in the project prompt or/and was not too well presented. 1- Report didnot answer any of the questions in the project prompt or/and was not well presented at all.
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