STEAM Project-Cardiac Tamponade/ Pericardial Tamponade

Cardiac/pericardial tamponade is when the pericardial sac fills with fluid from infection or trauma. This project is a model of how the heart has a hard time filling with blood due to the fluid in the pericardial sac. The blue bowl is the pericardial sac, the water represents the fluid, …


My STEAM piece is on the learning objective “Describe how immunity can be acquired through passive and active means.” This was a very intriguing unit for me – the lymphatic and immune system – because it is constantly defending our bodies, but often goes unnoticed. I decided to demonstrate the …

Layers of the Heart

My steam project is about the objective “Describe the structure and function of the heart”

Each layer adds a system to the heart. A base layer (black and white) the circulatory system (blue and red) the muscular system (purple) and finally the electrical system (green).

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Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract. Symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, blood in stool, fevers, severe stomach pain, and sores in the mouth. The areas with red circles show the areas that are inflamed when Crohn’s …