Microfluidic Devices and Flow Rate

When you have to flow, you have to flow. The instructional activity introduces class members to microfluidic devices and their uses in medicine. They watch a short video on how the diameter affects the rate of flow. The worksheet has individuals calculate flow rates using different scenarios in the third part of the four-part series.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Generate the flow rate equation using a radius as opposed to the diameter
  • Work some flow rate problems with the class before assigning them individually
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should be fluent in solving one- and two-step equations
  • The answer sheet shows the mathematical work required to arrive at the solution
  • The video is available within the resource, as a download, and on youtube
  • None
Common Core