When you break a bone, like an arm or a leg, a cast helps keep those bones steadily in place so they can heal. But how are casts made?
Moate shares what a broken bone looks like with help from an x-ray and takes a closer look at the fiberglass strands of the cast with her microscope camera.
She explains every step. This video is perfect for children who want to know more about how casts are made or who might be worried about getting a cast.
Watch these related videos about bones and healing:
• Broken Wrist, a 1978 classic from Sesame Street
• How do wounds heal and how do scars form?
• Them Not-So-Dry Bones – Schoolhouse Rock
• How to make a bone model – BioMedical Art
Plus: More videos with Maddie Moate and this related idea: Shelter in 24hrs – Emergency Concrete-laced Canvas Tent.
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