Smooth Operator (Grades 4-8)

Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Care

The students’ challenge is to build a surgical instrument that can safely remove an object from a goat’s stomach. The design cannot hurt the goat or damage the objects. The dominoes represent the goat’s stomach, so the students need to be careful not to hurt the goat by knocking over dominoes.

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Engineering Outreach for Middle School Students

Kettering Laboratories 565 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254