Suit Up!

Type of Resource



From TeachEngineering - Students learn about providing healthcare in a global setting and the importance of wearing protective equipment when treating patients with infectious diseases like Ebola. They learn about biohazard suits, heat transfer through conduction and convection and the engineering design cycle. Student teams design, create and test (and improve) their own Ebola biohazard suit prototypes that cover one arm and hand, including a ventilation system to cool the inside of the suit.

Performance Expectations

4-PS3-2   Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.