STEAM at Home: Biomedical Engineering: Don't Miss a Beat!- STEAM Starters (3rd - 5th Grade)

Virtual Event
Online only
* For info, see event details *

9:00AM - 11:00AM CST

Event Cost: Course Cost: $40
Sibling Kit (Extra apron and safety glasses): $5

- Pickup will be at Jump Simulation starting January 5th: Tuesday through Friday from 7am and 2:30pm. 

- Priority mail shipping is available for an additional $15.05.  Shipping cut off date is January 4th. 

Event Capacity: 50

Registration Closes: 12/30/2020

Contact: Event Liaisons



Other dates for this course:

Tags: Jump Event, STEAM Saturdays


This STEAM Starter Course requires adult (over 18) supervision and assistance with sharp objects for the duration of the course. 

Lub-dub. Lub-dub. Lub-dub. One hundred thousand times a day. Thirty-five million times a year. Your heart is one of the most amazing parts of your body, working tirelessly to pump blood through your body. But what happens if someone’s heart is not working as well as it should? 

Join the Jump engineering team as we dive into the inner workings of the heart. Students will receive an engineering “tool box” with everything they need to build a make-shift Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), a biomedical marvel that has helped hundreds of individuals around the world “keep the beat” with the rest of us. 

Pulling together lessons in anatomy, physiology, fluid dynamics, and mechanic-electrical systems, this course aims to provide a hands-on experience of both how the heart works naturally, as well as the ways biomedical engineers have innovated to help those whose hearts need a little more care. 

At the end of the course, students will have engineered and built a LVAD device, providing you with a working representation of the circulatory system.  You can keep and demo it for your family! Join us for this live virtual session. Don’t break our heart!   

STEAM At Home requires access to Zoom video call for the live learning experience.  If access to Zoom is not available, a pre-recorded video link will be available for recorded dissection walkthrough.