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Step-by-step instructions for fetal pig dissection and viewing of the circulatory system is given in this exercise. Your young biologists match the names to the organs or label a diagram of the pig circulatory system. This resource is comprehensive, but will need to be formatted to fit neatly onto paper for printing.
Students follow the path of blood from its entrance into the right atrium of the heart until it leave through the aorta to the rest of the body. They study the heart's structure and how it pumps blood using the included activities. They perform exercise and relaxation techniques to see how hard the heart works. Finally, they complete a crossword puzzle to show their understanding of the circulatory system.
Students describe how blood flows through the heart and the anatomy of the aortic valve. They examine the condition of aortic stenosis and create diagrams of the condition in the heart. They complete experiments using the model they created and identify its strengths and weaknesses.
Assess anatomists' understanding of the structure of the mammalian heart by giving a pretest. Have them visit some websites to further learn about heart anatomy. Then take them into the laboratory to perform a dissection so that they get hands-on experience. There are handouts, background information, detailed procedures, modifications, and extensions all rolled into this resource. Use it to pump up your biology class when studying anatomy or the circulatory system.
A lab in which high schoolers examine the difference between arteries and veins. Budding biologists will find out which blood vessel can stretch furthest, recording their data in a table then answering several questions evaluating their work and safety procedures. Note: the two PDFs shown under the downloads section are both linked to the technician notes, but the sheet for your pupils is available as a Word document.
Simple lists of anatomical terms fill the slides in this collection. It begins by explaining the general anatomic position and then goes into directional, body plane, and body cavity terms. The separate regions are categorized as head, neck, thorax, abdominal, trunk, and extremities. No pictures are included, so ideally you would have an anatomy mannequin handy as you go through this vocabulary with your class.
It's a waterfall of information on body systems; it just keeps coming! You will find 54 slides on the immune system, 17 on the reproductive system, 24 on the circulatory and respiratory systems, and 15 on the digestive system. Be warned that some of the photographs are graphic: a picture of an arthritis-ravaged hand, an ovary releasing an ovum, spina bifida, and the hand of a highly malnourished child to name a few. If your biologists are mature enough, this is a practical, yet poignant presentation.
Students discuss health. In this healthy heart lesson, students discover the functions of veins and arteries and what a healthy heart sounds like. They discuss as a class the different parts of the heart and get a chance to listen to a partners heart through a stethoscope. This lesson includes a resource link and worksheets that go along with this activity.
Intended to inform a general audience on why birth defect happen, they take on the role of epidemiologists. They will read background information, conduct internet research, and compile the information. A mock investigation and diagnoses concludes the lesson. This lesson is about birth defects and is not intended for use with a special ed class.
The need for a respiratory system in humans versus being reliant on gas exchange structures is demonstrated. There are many details about the advantages and disadvantages of each mechanism. Students are able to learn about the hemoglobin (haemoglobin) and oxygen dissociation curve.
Explore structures within the realm of gas exchange in terrestrial and aquatic life. The excellent, labelled diagrams and clear descriptions help your students view the different structures and adaptations that have developed. The 29 slides explain diffusion of gases, and students should be able to take useful notes to summarize these facts and processes even further.