Teens and Backpacks: Are they a dangerous mix?
Nolan Lee
Sir Winston Churchill
Floor Location : 2418

Problem: To determine how often high-school students carry backpacks which put excessive stress on the body (more than 10-15% of their body weight), what types of backpacks help to reduce stress on the body and how to prevent future back problems.rnrnResults: The results were as predicted. For part 1 (the survey portion), it showed that overweight backpacks are a significant problem. For part 2 of the experiment (the controlled portion), the more straps and the less weight that was carried, the less the pain that was reported and the less the subjects bent over.