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Students in the Physiology and Disease course at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora are exposed to basic physiological concepts using novel hands on methods to help them understand the material better. Students made heart models to study the anatomy and physiology of the heart. Their scores on the heart unit assessment were evaluated for understanding by correlating their scores on heart model building with specific transfer questions on the heart unit. Preliminary results indicate that there was a significant correlation between heart model building and test scores.


Presented at Experimental Biology 2015

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