Blood Flow Through the Human Heart is a presentation supplement to a McGraw-Hill textbook, Biology: Understanding Life by Alters & Alters. It is a slide show with animation, sound and text that explains how blood travels through the heart.
Type of Material:
It is an animated tutorial.
This site can be used for:
A browser with Adobe Flash Player.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
No specific goals were listed on the site. However, the user will be able to do the following upon completion of the animation:
describe the parts of the heart
describe the route that blood takes as it travels through the heart.
Target Student Population:
High School students
College General Ed
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
users should be familiar with anatomical terminology
Evaluation and Observation
Quality animation with narration.
Accurate and concise.
Breaks a complex process into discrete steps.
Has both audio and text
The drawings are simple
The animation points out relevant structures
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Could write assignments and questions based on the animation.
Steps through with both text and narration.
Prerequisites are not listed
No questions accompany the material
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Easy to load
The user can skip segments
Other Issues and Comments:
Generally a nice site, but it could have been easier to use. It took me awhile to figure out that I needed to click the "next" and then the "play" buttons. I expected that clicking "next" only would start the next slide, but it didn't. It was a two step process, but it could have been just a one step process.