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Students name the vessels and parts of the heart. They trace the path of blood through the heart. Students examine the function of the circulatory system. They recognize the differences between a hear when the body is at rest opposed to one in which the body has been involved in exercise.
Students consider biomedical ethical issues. In this ethics lesson, students examine a case study about a boy with leukemia whose father refuses his blood transfusions based on faith. Students consider the principles of the ethical decision as they complete the provided worksheets and discuss their impressions.
Young scholars examine human blood flow by comparing the pulse of athletes. In this human body lesson, students discover the equation for finding the cardiac output from a human heart. Young scholars identify heart rates of accomplished athletes as well as wild animals and create an illustration demonstrating blood flow.
Students study the relationship between the heart and circulation. In this circulatory system lesson, students read the "What Am I?" article about the heart and discuss. Students draw a heart and lungs, discover how blood is pumped through the circulatory system and watch a demonstration of the process.
Students follow the path of blood from its entrance into the right atrium of the heart until it leave through the aorta to the rest of the body. They study the heart's structure and how it pumps blood using the included activities. They perform exercise and relaxation techniques to see how hard the heart works. Finally, they complete a crossword puzzle to show their understanding of the circulatory system.
Ninth graders analyze and interpret data. In this Algebra I lesson, 9th graders investigate the relationship between the mass of a person and that person’s volume of blood. Students enter date into a spreadsheet, plot the data, determine the regression equations, and use the equation to answer questions.
Students run clockwise around a track in the gym, pretending they are the blood that carries oxygen through the body. They go to the "mouth" station where they take three breaths and pick up an object that represents oxygen. Students then run to the "heart" station and contract their whole body, pretending to be a heart. They then run to the "muscle" station where they put their beanbag into a bucket and perform a designated exercise.
Students examine the functions of the heart and ways to maintain a healthy heart. For this human body science lesson, students listen to Magic School Bus Inside the Human Heart, and diagram the human heart and blood flow. Students participate in exercises that promote a healthy heart, and chart their heart rate.
Students discuss health. In this healthy heart lesson, students discover the functions of veins and arteries and what a healthy heart sounds like. They discuss as a class the different parts of the heart and get a chance to listen to a partners heart through a stethoscope. This lesson includes a resource link and worksheets that go along with this activity.