Live From Surgery: Robotic Surgery

by  Liberty Science Center

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Learn about the engineering and design of high-end medical equipment, like the Da Vinci Robotic
Surgical System, and its application in partially removing a tumor from a kidney or related urological procedure. See a live surgery and speak to the surgical team as they operate using a robot.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $540.00


upto 2hrs in length

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Homeschool

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Health/Physical Education, Literacy, Mathematics, Problem Solving, Sciences, Technology/Information Science Cross Curriculum

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact Liberty Science Center

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please contact Mary McDonald at 201-253-1214 or vcbookings@lsc.org for any cancellations or rescheduling.

About This Provider

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Liberty Science Center

Jersey City, NJ
United States

Liberty Science Center's mission is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers and excite learners of all ages about the power, promise, and pure fun of science and technology.

LSC is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. The age-appropriate, curriculum-linked STEM programs in our portfolio are designed for each grade level from preschool through post-college, including pupils with special needs. All of our programs are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)—known in New Jersey as NJSLS (Science)—to help identify those that best meet your curriculum goals.

Mary McDonald

Program Details


Stages of Surgery
1. Original use of the robotic surgery
2. Engineering the robotic system for human use
3. Preparing the patient
4. Inside view of the operating field and organs
5. Closing the incision
6 - Final wrap-up


The participant will:
- explore the role of engineering in medicine
- compare the advantages in medicine through technology
- engage in a discussion about disease progression and injury
- develop an appreciation for linking current learning with future careers
- career pathways

Standards Alignment

National Standards

LS1A 6-8 -- Structure and function
LS1A 9-12 -- Structure and function
LS1B 6-8 -- Growth and development of organisms

State Standards

Alignment to NJSLS - Science:
MS-LS1-3 Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

MS-LS1-5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.

HS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting
systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.

HS-LS1-3 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms
maintain homeostasis.

Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts:
WHST.6-8.1 Write arguments focused on discipline content.

WHST.6-8.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

WHST.9-12.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a
question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.