Engineering Explorations – Model Heart Valve
Our body tissues are made up of cells that need oxygen to do work, and give off carbon dioxide as a byproduct. Using this knowledge, the biomedical engineers designed a model heart valve! The most difficult part of the engineering process was discovering how to make the “blood” only travel in one direction. The engineers tried lots of methods and refined their designs. The campers learned how important it is for the blood to flow in one direction!
Ask your camper: Why is it important for blood flow to be unidirectional?