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High School Virtual Lessons

As experts in their fields, our faculty have put together some grab and go lessons to help teach high school students about topics related to the undergraduate and professional programs here in the WVU School of Medicine. 

We hope you find these lessons helpful and interesting and can utilize these videos as part of your lesson plans.  If you have any questions, have suggestions for topics you would like to see or have feedback on any lesson, please let us know.  We welcome your feedback!  Contact us at SOMprofessionalprograms@hsc.wvu.edu.

The Cardiovascular System: How do we get blood to the organs and exercising tissues?
Learn how the Cardiovascular System is regulated to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the exercising tissues and organs, and how, during exercise, we increase that activity to provide the increased demand for oxygen.

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The Cardiovascular System: How do we get blood to the organs and exercising tissues?

Science and the Medical Laboratory
Investigate the mysteries of the human body through Science found in the Medical Laboratory.

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Science and the Medical Laboratory

Energy Metabolism: Where does energy come from for muscle contraction?
Learn about from where energy comes, ATP, reactions to energy, energy sources and metabolism to answer the question 'Where does energy come from for muscle contraction?' 

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Energy Metabolism: Where does energy come from for muscle contraction?

Skeletal Muscle: How does skeletal muscle contract to produce force?
Understand the muscle structure and the structure-function relationship of skeletal muscle to then answer the question, 'How does skeletal muscle contract to produce force?'

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Skeletal Muscle: How does skeletal muscle contract to produce force?

The How, Why and What of Respiratory Physiology
Learn about Respiratory Physiology, including how we breathe, why breathing changes under certain conditions and what happens when an asthma attack occurs.

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The How, Why and What of Respiratory Physiology