Learning Objectives

Observational Skills

Identify an aneurysm in the model and describe it and its effect on the body (i.e. blood-filled balloon-like bulge in the wall of a blood vessel)

Concept and Relationship Building

Recognize the relationships between pressure, area, and velocity (i.e. Bernoulli’s Principle)

Scientific Inquiry

Identify the importance of blood vessels dynamic characteristics (i.e. elastic and inelastic properties)

Classification Skills

Describe what atherosclerosis (i.e. hardening and narrowing of the arteries) and its effect on the body using physics concepts

Lesson Plan and Demonstration Information


This demonstrations focus is to encourage students to develop a positive attitude towards science through an interesting connection between human physiology (biology) and physics.

Physics & Physiology Principles

Learn about the physics and physiology principles showcased in this demonstration.

Pedagogy & Teaching Methods

A short review on some of the teaching methods that may be useful for this presentation and lesson plan

Lesson Plan

Access documents like worksheets, evaluation forms, and LoggerPro software information here. Direction for constructing the demo are outlined in this section


View the classroom demonstration done at City Center Library in Surrey, BC

Additional Resources

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