Sarasota’s Medical Assisting, Anatomy and Physiology class have fun acting as red blood cells carrying oxygen and carbon-dioxide to and from the lungs and every living cell.  They use a large sheet painted with a heart diagram.

One student represents the lungs, one student is acting like all the hungry cells in our body, while all the other students are busy carrying paper cut outs of O2 and CO2 molecules through the pulmonary, cardiac and systemic circulation.

Knowing where to step next, what direction to move, what gas molecule to carry and seeing the heart’s chambers, valves and large vessels from the inside reinforces the lecture about the cardiovascular system.

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