Learning objects Invictus Games Sydney 2018 – Science – Stage 5

TLF ID M024964

Modern prosthetics are developed to offer comfort and practicality in a range of complex environments. This Stage 5 unit, The science and technology of prosthetics and the physics of movement, explores a number of technological advances in the field of prosthetics including material strength, sensors and actuators and osseointegration. Students will investigate the physics of movement, including the forces involved in walking and jumping, and will capture and analyse accelerometer data from their investigations. Students will also investigate the specific strength of a range of materials in order to determine the best material from which to make prosthetics. This resource is also downloadable as a SCORM file: the downloaded version will only work if you upload it to a webserver, such as Moodle or Canvas.




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Educational value
  • This Stage 5 unit explores a number of technological advances in the field of prosthetics including material strength, sensors and actuators and osseointegration. Students will investigate the physics of movement, including the forces involved in walking and jumping, and will capture and analyse accelerometer data from their investigations. Students will also investigate the specific strength of a range of materials in order to determine the best material from which to make prosthetics.
Year level

9; 10

Learning area
  • Science

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  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
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  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
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  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
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  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Publisher
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • © State of New South Wales, Department of Education.