TeachEngineering: Feel Better Faster - All about Flow Rate
To gain a basic understanding of microfluidic devices, how they are developed, and their uses in the medical field, young STEM engineers learn about how flow rates relate to the speed at which medicine affects the body. What they learn contributes to their ongoing objective to answer the challenge question presented in the first lesson of the unit. In the final portion of a four-part series, pupils create scale models of microfluidic devices out of gelatin and bendable straws. They use their devices to test various flow rates in the delivery of simulated medicine.