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Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs
Students examine the extent of the heart attack problem in the U.S. and identify the common heart attack warning signs. They watch and discuss a video, read a brochure, discuss overhead transparencies, identify the steps to take to survive a heart attack, and take a quiz.
Blood Pressure and Heart Disease
Learners explore the major causes of heat attacks as the topics of the human circulatory system, blood pressure, heart disease, arteries and veins are examined. Opinions on the topics are developed as researched material is presented to the group.
Here's To Your Healthy Heart!
Students examine the primary controllable and uncontrollable factors that put one at greater risk for developing heart disease. Through discussion, research, physical tests, and questionnaires they determine whether or not they are at risk of some day having a heart attack. They explore how to make lifestyle choices that encourage good cardiovascular and general health.
Heart Disease & Stroke
Learners study heart disease and how to prevent it. In this investigative lesson students list heart disease and stroke risk factors.
Stenosis, Ischemia and Heart Failure
Because medical terms can be confusing, this lecture helps the student to understand what each means and how they refer to the human condition of heart disease.
Exercise and the Human Heart
Interpret data and learn about the human heart in one activity! After learning about the way blood flows in the body, fifth graders answer two questions about a graph displaying pulse rate. They then take their own pulses to find the difference between resting and active heart rate.
Heart Disease and Heart Attacks
Using some great diagrams and photos, Salman Khan is able to differentiate and clarify blockage of systemic arteries versus blockage of the coronary arteries
Are You Susceptible?
Students play a game to explore the relationship between genetic variation and environmental factors in the onset of heart disease. They consider the implications for disease prevention of increased knowledge about genetic variation.
Are You At Risk For Heart Disease?
Students investigate the dangers associated with heart disease. They conduct research in order to find some of the risk factors associated with contracting the disease. Students make a life health plan in order to prevent the adult onset of heart disease.
What Happens When You Have a Heart Attack?
Students discover what happens to the body during a heart attack. In groups, they examine and discuss the effects of fat and cholesterol buildup in the arteries. They describe ways to remain active and eating properly to keep the arteries from not blocking.
Bans, Bans, Good for the Heart!
First, note that the link to the article no longer works, but it is easily located on the Internet. Health classes discuss the effects of smoking on heart attacks and the anti-smoking laws that have reduced the incidence of heart attacks. Here, pupils read an article about the reduction of heart attacks after local smoking bans are enacted. They complete a worksheet and discuss their answers.
Heart Health: Awareness and Research for Women
Students explore basic heart anatomy, review basic definition of heart disease, research different tests used to diagnose heart disease and heart attacks, discuss what constitutes a "healthy heart" lifestyle, and incorporate it into their daily habits. Students then prepare Powerpoint presentation on their research.
Heart to Heart
Students examine how social class affects health factors and outcomes by analyzing three case studies of heart attack patients. They reflect on the effects of commodifying health.
Students discover the power of their heart and provide an opportunity to talk about ways to maintain good health. In this early childhood heart lesson, students diagram a human heart, identify exercises that promote a healthy heart, and identify healthy eating habits.
The Beat Goes On
Students take their own pulse before and after exercise as they explore how the heart works. They research various ways that heart disease is treated and suggest specific treatment methods for their own imaginary patients.
The Whole Trut about Whole Grain Breads
Students comprehend the nutrition benefits whole grain breads. They explore how to overcome the common barriers to eating whole grain bread. Students investigate how to choose and store whole grain breads. They comprehend the protective effects of whole grain bread against heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes.
The Great Whole Grain Cereal and Oatmeal Chapter
Students investigate the nutrition benefits of whole grain cereals and oatmeal. They decide to choose whole grain cereals and oatmeal. Students list the protective effects of whole grain cereal and oatmeal against heart disease, cancer and type II diabetes. They try to include more whole grain cereals and oatmeal in their diets
A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart
Students demonstrate their perception of what it means to have a healthy heart. They comprehend what each individual needs to do in order to ensure health and how to prevent heart disease.
Exercise and Your Heart
Take a look at this four-page handout on exercise and the heart. Heart disease is the number one killer in the US, and most of that could be prevented. Learn about the benefits of physical activity and a longer healthier life. Check out some myths about exercise and what it really takes to stay in shape. Then answer the questions on the two-page worksheet.
Students examine the functions of the heart and ways to maintain a healthy heart. In this human body science lesson plan, 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.