S: My Adventure Through the Body As a Red Blood Cell
FC: My Adventure Through the Body As a Red Blood Cell | Written By: Kimberly Mosier
1: Hi, my name is Kimberly! I am going to tell you a story on my trip through the body. My first stop is at the right atrium to collect oxygen poor blood that I will take to another place in the body.
2: Next as I still travel as oxygen poor I travel through the tricuspid valve, there I will go through a valve connected to the right atrium and right ventricle. It will open and close to let me get to the right ventricle.
3: Now I am in the right ventricle. Here I will get pumped out of the right ventricle and head to the lungs. I am still oxygen poor.
4: Now I am in the lungs! Here I will let out all of the oxygen poor blood and get brand new oxygen to make me oxygen rich.
5: Next I am in the left atrium I am oxygen rich. Here it collects me and pushes me back out through a valve that I will be going through next.
6: Now I am passing through the mitral valve. Here it will just allow me to pass through to my next stop. I am oxygen rich.
7: I am passing through the left ventricle I am oxygen rich. Here it will circle me around and then let me out into another area.
8: Right now I am in the aortic valve I am still oxygen rich. I am on my way to the aorta.
9: Here I am in the aorta, I am still oxygen rich.this part will pump me all over the body.
10: Now I am going through all the arteries in the body delivering oxygen rich blood.
11: Now that I have gone through all the arteries I have to go through capillaries because the walls on the arteries are too thick for food and oxygen to get through. We have to go through one by one because the capillaries are so small. I am still oxygen rich.
12: I am now traveling through veins. I am oxygen poor now, and I am on my way back to the right atrium.
13: In the arteries, capillaries, and veins are white blood cells they help me get through my journey by fighting off bacteria, viruses and other microscopic invaders