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Health -- Blood and blood vessels
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Exploring Vessel Physics
This Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) site contains hands-on activities that model obstructed blood vessels. Materials are simple--straws, clay, and water--and the experiments are easy to do. You'll model how blood...
Elasticity in Biological Materials
This site, from the University of Cambridge, describes an experiment to measure the pressure versus strain of a cylindrical balloon as it is inflated to produce an aneurysm. Photographs show how the balloon looks at...
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
This patient education program discusses hypertension including the causes, complications, risk factors, diagnosis, and management of the disease. It also explains what blood pressure is. This resource is a MedlinePlus...
The Baby's First Breath
This page of Hyperphysics, from Georgia State University, uses elasticity to explain why a baby needs help--like a smack on the bottom--to take its first breath and also why people with emphysema have so much difficulty...
A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed
This case study aims to help students understand the transport of oxygen in the blood. The lesson uses the example of carbon monoxide poisoning to demonstrate the concept. This material would be appropriate for...
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