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Valves and Pumps: A Demonstration


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Valves and Pumps: A Demonstration

This is a demonstration you can use to show learners how valves and pumps work in concert to move blood through the circulatory system.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Demonstration, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • turkey baster
  • sample pumps (balloon pump, bicycle pump)
  • sample valves (plumbing faucets, liquid soap dispensers)
  • materials for demonstrating pumps and valves (balloon, water, etc)

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • Circulation

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Science Museum of Minnesota, ©2000

Funding Source:

  • Medtronic Foundation

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