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Virtual Knee Replacement Surgery Game Info

Recommended Grade Levels:  7-12 (ages 13-15)

 

Run Time:  10-15 minutes

 

Story Line:  A patient has significant pain in his knee.  Determine if vital signs are in acceptable ranges so that surgery can occur.  Then prep the patient, make the initial incision and then perform all the steps needed to replace a human knee, choosing the appropriate tools as you go.  

 

Technical:  This is a Flash game, so you will need the Puffin Academy Browser if you are going to play this game on a mobile device.   We also recommend having ear buds to play the activity in class or in public areas.  Speakers are fine for home use. 

 

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Educational Standards:  

Common Core Standards for Virtual Knee Surgery

CCSS Middle School ELA

RST.6-8.3 Follow precisely a multi-step procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

RST.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.

RST.6-8.9 Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

CCSS High School Math

HSN-Q.A.3 Choose a level of accuracy appropriate to limitations on measurement when reporting quantities.

CCSS High School ELA

RST.9-10.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text’s explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.

RST.9-10.3 Follow precisely a complex multi-step procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.

RST.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9–10 texts and topics.

RST.11-12.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.

RST.11-12.3 Follow precisely a complex multi-step procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.

RST.11-12.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11–12 texts and topics.

Ohio Science Standards

Science & Technology 
Grades 6-8:

1.     Give examples of how technological advances, influenced by scientific knowledge, affect the quality of life.

2.     Design a solution or product taking into account needs and constraints (e.g., cost, time, trade-offs, properties of materials, safety and aesthetics).

Scientific Inquiry
Grades 6-8:

1.     Explain that there are differing sets of procedures for guiding scientific investigations and procedures are determined by the nature of the investigation, safety considerations and appropriate tools.

Scientific Ways of Knowing 
Grades 11-12:

1.     Explain how ethical considerations shape scientific endeavors.

2.     Explain how societal issues and considerations affect the progress of science and technology.



National Science Standards   

Content Standards
Grades 5-8:

1.     Understandings about scientific Inquiry.

2.     Understanding of structure and function in living systems, reproduction and heredity.

3.     Abilities of technological design and understandings about science and technology.

4.     Personal health risks and benefits, science and technology in society.

Grades 9-12:

1.     Understandings about scientific inquiry.

2.     Matter, energy and organization in living systems and behavior of organisms.

3.     Abilities of technological design, understandings about science and technology.

4.     Natural and human-induced hazards, science and technology in local, national, and global challenges.

5.     Understanding of the nature of scientific knowledge and science as a human endeavor.

 

 

 

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