Why Do I Feel Lightheaded When I Stand Up?

Hypotension can be caused by a number of things — pregnancy, after eating a full meal of carbs, medications, and even genetics. In the video, the narrator discusses why some people become dizzy or light-headed when they stand up quickly. Individuals briefly learn about hyper and hypotension. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • When studying the human body, have a stations day to address learners' questions and place this video at one station
Classroom Considerations

  • Video appropriate for middle schoolers and above
  • Resource is two minutes, so it's super short and easy to incorporate into lesson

  • Closed captioning in Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, and Spanish
  • Video uses high-quality graphics and images

  • None
Common Core