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Build a Model Heart—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB1986 

Price: $79.96

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In the Build a Model Heart Laboratory Kit for anatomy and physiology, building a functioning, blood-pumping heart model.

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Build a functioning heart model! The heart acts as the “pump” of the cardiovascular system. Pressure created in the heart drives blood throughout the entire circulatory system. Balloons, rubber tubing and adjustable plastic clamps are used to construct this hands-on and highly visual model. Pressure is applied to the chambers and the clamps are manipulated to show students how blood flows through the heart itself to the rest of the body. Kit comes with enough materials to build six model hearts, extensive background information, student worksheets with answers and valuable Teacher’s Notes.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Food dye, red, 15 mL
Balloons, red, 24
Clamp, tubing, adjustable, 24
Electrical tape, black, 2
Plastic tubing, 5/16", 21
Rubber bands, medium, 50

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and system models
Structure and function
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.