The Heart as a Pump Simulator
Hands-on Cardiac Function Simulator
Explore and learn the fundamental mechanical features of the heart.
for hands on collaborative learning by teams of 3-4 students, this
working model simulates all of the key functions of the human heart.
Through a series of open-ended investigations which emphasize problem
solving, students will learn:
How valves function and how they produce one way blood flow.• To
measure cardiac output and the factors and conditions which affect
cardiac output.• To collect quantitative, experimental data and use it
to explain heart function.• To solve problems and predict how different
conditions influence and affect cardiac function.• To relate the
mechanical function of the heart, to heart structural anatomy.
well suited to programs in community colleges, 4-year institutions and
professional schools, the complete learning package includes the
pumping heart model with support base, and illustrated manual which
incorporates a 10-page instructor guide, set-up instructions, and a 3-4
hour hands on inquiry exercise, directly insertable into any anatomy and
Hands-on lab activities reinforce learning and maximize retention.