Shrinking Sutures

Shrinking Sutures

Students will design a suture model and observe how a chemical reaction can change the properties of their model. Using the example of the Johnson & Johnson suture Dynacord™, students will better understand how chemical reactions can change the properties of objects to improve the lives of people.

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

Shrinking Sutures is part of the STEM2D Student Activity Series. The content and layout were developed by the Smithsonian Science Education Center as part of Johnson & Johnson’s WiSTEM²D initiative (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing, and Design), using a template provided by FHI 360 and JA Worldwide. This series includes a suite of interactive and fun, hands-on activities for girls (and boys), ages 5–18, globally.

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