Circulatory System Design Challenge!

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, using a unique combination of tubing, pumps, and one-way valves, ACES students competed to model the heart’s pumping action and gain a better understanding of how blood circulation works in the body. Students constructed models of blood flow through a closed-loop system and performed a series of increasingly complex design challenges to demonstrate their knowledge of how vessels, heart valves, and contracting chambers work together.