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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.
Students read "The Magic School Bus in the Human Body" and discuss the importance of maintaining a healthy body. They create a hinge and joint paper skeleton, follow the journey of a hamburger through the digestive tract, jump rope and measure their heartbeats and pulse to investigate the body further.
Students inquire about human anatomy by completing a worksheet. For this body systems lesson, students discuss the importance of a self-regulating body and how the skeletal, muscular, respiratory and digestive system all take care of themselves. Students complete a science worksheet based on anatomy identification and digestion.
Students analyze the circulatory system and create an amusement ride that is based on a part of that system. For this circulation lesson students create a brochure that describes Sickle Cell, and then extend the lesson by creating a photo story about heart rates during hyper and hypo ventilation
Open this lesson plan with a discussion on birth defects. Break the class into groups to visit a website and learn about what happens at each stage of human embryo and fetal development. Assign each group a particular birth defect to research and create a slide show to present to the rest of the class. Note that in Step three of the lesson plan, the PowerPoint that you are supposed to show is not included. There are, however, a student worksheet and group presentation grading rubric.