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Ouch! I Need a Band-Aid®: Designing, Constructing, and Packaging a Band-Aid

Ouch! I Need a Band-Aid®: Designing, Constructing, and Packaging a Band-Aid

In this engineering design activity, young students have fun working in teams to construct and package an adhesive bandage for a specific injury using everyday materials provided for them. In addition to measuring, problem-solving, decision-making and creativity, students use interpersonal skills needed in STEM2D careers such as presenting ideas, negotiating, organizing and working as a collaborative team.

This activity typically takes 1 hour to complete and should be done in one session.

Ouch! I Need a Band-Aid®: Designing, Constructing, and Packaging a Band-Aid is part of the STEM2D Student Activities Series. Content for this lesson was developed by the Smithsonian Science Education Center and layout was provided by FHI360 and JA Worldwide as part of Johnson & Johnson’s WiSTEM2D initiative (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing, and Design). The series includes more than 10 interactive and fun, hands-on activities for girls (and boys), ages 7–18 globally.