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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.
After reading an excellent description of the human heart, fifth graders look at a drawing of a human body, and choose the circle they think represents where the human heart is found. There are four circles inside the character's chest. The pulse is also a part of the learning, and there's an excellent at-home activity described.
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 assume the role of a doctor, detective, and decision maker. They research the function of the heart, the diseases associated with the heart, and lifestyle choices that are heart healthy. Information gathered will be placed in a heart portfolio and used to create a board game.
Eighth graders analyze the parts of a human heart. In this heart anatomy lesson plan, 8th graders work use a stethoscope to listen to partner's heartbeats. Students use the PASCO software to view a graphic representation of their heartbeats and complete a lab activity. Students label the parts of a heart on a diagram and view a related PowerPoint. Students complete a scavenger hunt activity and read from their textbook.
Upper elementary pupils learn about the blood transportation system and anatomy of the human heart. They fill in an outline of the human heart (not included) focusing on the flow of blood to and from the heart. Using stethoscopes, they track blood flow in resting and elevated states. Includes links to interactive support materials that are integral to the activity. Recommended for Inspiration software, but it's not required. This resource has the makings of a strong, engaging lesson, but you will need to flesh it out on your own.
Fifth graders make their observations about the structure of the human heart. Students trace the flow of blood through the human heart. They touch a model of the human heart, 5th graders read aloud a handout that is found in their biology books ( Science Explorer: Human Biology and Health).
Elementary schoolers use the Internet in order to explore topics related to the human body and its systems. An impressive, 15-page lesson plan that should leave your charges with a much better understanding of the human body and how its systems interact with each other. All of the websites necessary to implement the learning activities are present, and the instructions are clearly laid out. Terrific!
Assess anatomists' understanding of the structure of the mammalian heart by giving a pretest. Have them visit some websites to further learn about heart anatomy. Then take them into the laboratory to perform a dissection so that they get hands-on experience. There are handouts, background information, detailed procedures, modifications, and extensions all rolled into this resource. Use it to pump up your biology class when studying anatomy or the circulatory system.
In this World Heart Day worksheet, learners complete activities including reading a passage, matching phrases, fill in the blanks, correct word choosing, multiple choice, sequencing, unscramble the sentences, write questions, take a survey, and writing. Students complete 12 activities for World Heart Day.
Click on this link and find two animated graphics of the pumping human heart. The path of blood-flow is listed in steps. The connection to the "teacher lesson plan information" does not work, but there are other links to superb resources on this page. Create a reading comprehension worksheet and have your young biologists visit this website as homework. This is a valuable resource to use when working on the human body system or organs.
If you're looking for copious background information to support study of the human heart, here it is! You can find photos of hearts, and text about the development, structure, systems, and monitoring that support heart function. Also contains links to several enrichment activities.