The escapade of a single red blood cell in the body of a human
Final Exam Assignment: Story of an Red
Blood Cell in the Body Anatomy and
Physiology. Anatomy and Physiology.
Objective1. To understand the flow and
pathway of blood flow in heart and the
human body.2. To research different
networks of the body and understand that nutrients and wastes are delivered to
specific tissues utilizing a specific network of vessels.3. To utilize proper vocabulary of the cardiovascular system.Task:Write a
short story that tells about the escapade
of a single red blood cell in the body of a
human. Start the story at the left atrium of
the heart and map out the pathway of
blood. In your story, you should choose a
tissue that the red blood cell is responsible for offloading oxygen and picking up
carbon dioxide. Choose a name for your
red blood cell (RBC), give it a story and a
reason for why it needs to deliver its
package.Include the names of the major arteries, veins, arterioles (small branches of an artery leading into capillaries), venules (small veins that collect blood from the capillaries), and capillary networks involved in this story. You must also include all the words in the word bank below. Also consider how quickly this RBC will travel. through different networks of blood vessels and write about its experience as it moves though. What is it surrounded by? What is it feeling? Is the package it’s delivering. heavy? Use all the terms in the following word bank:
Heart anatomy
Superior vena cava
Pulmonary artery
Pulmonary valve
Tricuspid valve
Right ventricle
Superior/Inferior Vena cava (depending on pathway)
Aorta
Left atrium
Pulmonary vein
Mitral (bicuspid valve)
Aortic valve
Left ventricle
Muscles of the left ventricle
Specific arteries your RBC flows through
Specific arterioles your RBC flows through
Specific tissue oxygen is being delivered
(with specific name of capillary bed – if
applicable)
Specific venules your RBC comes back
through
Specific veins your RBC comes back
through
Your story should be typed and
approximately 1-2 page long (not including references) Resources: Use diagrams in
your notes or any online resources that you might find helpful. Inner Body:
http://www.innerbody.com/image/cardov.html (this is wonderful for mapping out a region of the body!)