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Learning Exercise: Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery

Title:
Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery
Material:
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.
Course: 7th grade Life Science

Info

Submitted by:
sepalika wickremasinghe
Date Last Modified:
December 11, 2007

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.

Categories

Audience

  • Middle School

Topics

Hip or Knee replacement surgery

Requirements

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)

Type of Task

  • Group
  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental Activity
  • Unsupervised

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.