Elektra's prosthetic arm was damaged in a laboratory mishap. She wants to design a new prosthetic that can reflexively protect itself from major damage in the same way that a natural arm can. Players help Elektra to design the perfect prosthetic to address her specific needs.
MS-LS1-3. 3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells. Ms-LS1-8. Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories.
Improving function of prosthetic arm; body systems, nervous system, muscular system
This storytline helps students understand how advancements in engineering and science fields have allowed for improvements in technologies such as prosthetics through the understanding body systems and functions.
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Elektra's prosthetic was burned in a laboratory accident. Instead of simply replacing it, Elektra wants to design a new prosthetic that will warn her and reflexively protect itself when it's overheating.