Creating a Prosthetic Hand

by: Kristin Leigh Cook, Sarah B. Bush, and Richard Cox
edited by: Linda Froschauer

This chapter explores how one teacher employed 3-D printing technology with fourth-grade students in a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) lab to design and create a prosthetic hand. This project-based unit provided a memorable learning experience. Students were engaged as a class, felt like an integral part of the important mission with which they were tasked, and looked forward to their time each day in the STEAM lab. A materials list, teacher background information, and outcomes are provided. This book selection includes the Table of Contents, Introduction, References, Internet Resources, and Index.


Elementary School

Grade Levels



Engineering Life Science STEM


Type Book ChapterPub Date 5/17/2016Pages 26

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