Did you achieve what you originally set out to do?

My passion project was to create a model heart out of PVC pipe. It ended about half a meter longer than I thought it would be. I did what I set out to do and more. Before I was going to leave it white and not label it but because I had the time I painted it according to the oxygenated and deoxygenated blood. I did some research also and labelled the heart correctly from the Vena Cavas to the Aorta. Something else that I changed was the way I built it. I did not do it exactly to plan. I joined the aterys and veins going to the lungs because it kind of felt like two parts so I joined it together.

What successes or challenges did you experience toward the end of your project? 

Near the end the paint that I used was not working well so I went to Bunnings to get some different paint. The paint that we got from Bunnings worked very well and the painting went better than I thought it would.

How did you overcome the challenges?

As I said before I had to get some different paint. When I was creating it I ran out of pipe so I had to get some new pipe. Near the end I had to fix the pipes back on because the hot glue I used came off a bit.

How can you extend your learning if you were to continue with this project?

If I could do something more I would put the valves in so it would work like a real heart. I would also use a different kind off material to create the ventricles because then it would look more like a real heart.


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