Interstitial Fluid

Humans have more interstitial fluid than blood, but what is interstitial fluid? The video allows learners to understand interstitial fluid by seeing it in a photo, learning its definition, showing where it comes from thanks to hydrostatic and osmotic pressure, what it contains, and where it ends up in the body. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask your class why some paper cuts bleed and some don't to draw learners into a discussion about the location of our blood and interstitial fluid
  • Use video to supplement discussion on blood, blood vessels, or respiration
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource requires a computer, Internet access, and a projection system
Pros

  • Amazing photo showing perspective of a doctor in surgery at beginning
  • Includes a simple and effective visual showing capillaries, interstitial fluid and tissues, to supplement the discussion of how gases and materials move from the blood to cells and back
Cons

  • None
Common Core