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ERIC Number: EJ869353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Working Model Hearts
Brock, David
Science Teacher, v76 n9 p36-40 Dec 2009
Despite student interest, the heart is often a poorly understood topic in biology. To help students understand this vital organ's physiology, the author created this investigation activity involving the mammalian heart and its role in the circulatory system. Students design, build, and demonstrate working artificial "hearts" to exhibit what they know about the circulatory system. This article describes how to incorporate the model heart activity into the classroom, including material that can be taught using the working product. (Contains 3 figures and 4 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A