ERIC Number: EJ1044465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Make Your Own Working Models of Heart Valves!
Hudson, Margaret L.
American Biology Teacher, v76 n7 p466-469 Sep 2014
Heart valves play a vital role in efficient circulation of the blood, and the details of their physical structure are related crucially to their function. However, it can be challenging for the learner to make the mental connection between anatomical structures of valves and the changing pressure gradients that the valves experience and come to an understanding of valve function. Making your own simple, inexpensive working models allows your students to visualize valve action quickly and easily, and to predict effects on function if valve structure were altered. A link to a video showing use and construction of the working valve models is given.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Anatomy, Models, Physiology, Visual Aids, Video Technology, Science Activities, Visualization, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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