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Hearts and Hypertension

These activities were developed and presented in conjunction with a professional development workshop for teachers, taught at the University of Colorado at Boulder in June, 1999. The activities are designed to compliment and enhance the use of the 1998 HHMI Holiday Lecture Series entitled "Of Hearts and Hypertension".

  • Building a better pump: evolution of the vertebrate circulatory system
    pdf format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

  • Building a better pump: evolution of the vertebrate circulatory system -- teacher notes
    pdf format (requires Adobe Acrobat)
    figure 1

  • The salt you eat: an analysis of dietary sodium
    pdf format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

  • Exploring heart rate and blood pressure
    pdf format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

  • Exploring heart rate and blood pressure -- data sheet
    pdf format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

  • DNA Components, Structure and Replication Activity
    Student Activity: html format
    Teacher Instructions: html format

  • Muscle Contraction: in this activity, students play the role of different muscle proteins and act out muscle contractions
    pdf format

  • Mutations in Myosin: This advanced activity is adapted from a scientific paper addressing how mutations in the myosin gene lead to a form of heart disease called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Student Activity: pdf format
    Teacher Instructions: pdf format


  • Three Dimensional Protein Structure: This activity uses origami paper to demonstrate protein folding
    Easier Version: pdf format
    Advanced Version: pdf format

    These activities were created by BSI Outreach Scientists, Dr. Samantha Messier and Dr. Kristin Swihart.

     

 

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