The SEL Blog
Ridgedale Middle School’s project, “Prosthetic Hands for Change” uses 3D printers to design and create prosthetic hands for children who lost their hands. Special education students have the opportunity to work together on digital printing software on their computers to design hands for individual children using suggestions from the Prosthetic Kids Hand Challenge. From there, the individual pieces of the hands are put together. The finished products are shipped to the Prosthetic Kids Hand Challenge where they are given to children in need. This project allows students to work as a team to create a product that will benefit someone whose needs are greater than their own.