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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.
Students study heart disease and how to prevent it.  In this investigative lesson students list heart disease and stroke risk factors. 
Ninth graders examine the causes and effects of Heart Disease. In this ESL Current Events lesson, 9th graders read an article on Heart Disease. Students complete guided questions on the reading.
Young scholars 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.
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.
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.
Young scholars 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.
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.
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
Students explore the health benefits of garlic and onions. They discuss the risk of eating foods that act as blood thinners. Students discover how to select fresh garlic and onions. they prepare food with garlic and onions.
Using some great diagrams and photos, Salman Khan is able to differentiate and clarify blockage of systemic arteries versus blockage of the coronary arteries
Students explore biology by completing a human anatomy activity. In this human heart instructional activity, students identify the purpose of the heart within the body and count their heart beats. Students record their pulse while not moving and after a physical event.
Middle schoolers 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.
Learners discover the power of their heart and provide an opportunity to talk about ways to maintain good health. In this early childhood heart instructional activity, students diagram a human heart, identify exercises that promote a healthy heart, and identify healthy eating habits.
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.
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.
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 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.
Students discover the basics of the human heart and how it functions. They examine the whole circulatory system and how an electric heart would work inside the human body. They can choose to perform their own surgery by following instructions.
Third graders research the different aspects of the human heart. Groups work through steps to create a multimedia slide presentation. The presentation must follow pre-set criteria.