In your journals- List as many body organs as you can- structure and function. What do I hope to achieve in this class?
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What is the role/functions of the heart in the human body?
The human heart is a four-chambered organ that pumps blood throughout the body. It consists of two upper chambers called atria and two lower chambers called ventricles. The heart pumps oxygen-rich blood to the body and oxygen-poor blood to the lungs. This process is called circulation. The heart is controlled by an electrical system that coordinates the contractions of the heart muscles. This is known as the cardiac cycle.
The human heart is able to create enough pressure to squirt blood up to 9 meters! The human heart beats approximately 100,000 times in one day! ~How many is that per year? The human heart has its own electrical system that controls the rate at which it beats!
Did you know?
SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. It is used to help create meaningful and achievable goals. When setting SMART goals, you should always clearly define what success looks like and create a plan to achieve it. SMART goals should be realistic and achievable, but challenging enough to stretch you. Setting SMART goals will help you break down your long-term goals into smaller, actionable steps. Be sure to track your progress and adjust your goals as needed.
What are some examples of SMART goals that you could set for yourself at PEAC?
What are the ethical issues surrounding organ transplants?