Cardiovascular System Project
Tracing The Flow of Blood Through The Body
Identification of Types of Blood Vessels
Veins - Transport used blood from all over the body back to the heart and lungs for re -oxygenation. Veins look blue through your skin they are blue because they carry blood that is full of waste products and are low in oxygen. Veins also have valves like the valves in the heart they are there to prevent the back flow of blood. The blood must flow in one direction only.
Capillaries - Are minute blood vessels that join onto the Arterioles. They are one cell thick and are exchange points where the nutrients oxygen and glycogen cross into the tissue cells from the Arterioles. Waste products from the tissues cross back into the bloodstream in the capillaries then into the small veins (venules).
Describing Blood Cell Formation
Distinguish Among Human Blood Groups
Blood Type B - Has only "B" antigen on red cells and "A" antibody in the plasma.
Blood Type AB - Has both "A" and "B" antigens on red cells but neither "A" nor "B" antibody in the plasma.
Blood Type O - Has neither "A" nor "B" antigens on red cells but both "A" and "B" antibody are in the plasma.
Describing Common Cardiovascular Diseases and Disordes
Stroke - Damage to the brain from interruption of its blood supply.
High Blood Pressure - A condition of which the force of the blood against the artery walls are to high.
Arrhythmia - Improper beating of the heart, whether irregular, too fast, or too slow.