How the heart actually pumps blood - TED Ed

How the heart actually pumps blood - TED Ed
Publication Date: May, 2014
Type of Resource: Video/animation

This video shows how a heart pumps blood.

The resource is a TED Ed video (4:27) that uses animations to explain how the ventricals and valves in the heart work together to pump blood through the body.

This clip could be used as part of a lesson, or at the end of a heart dissection lab to emphasise the function of the different chambers.

Australian Curriculum v9 Codes: AC9S8U02 (Year 8)

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