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Examining the Heart
Break hearts with this lesson; chicken or sheep hearts, that is! Your class examines the external and internal structure of the heart with a dissection activity. Extremely detailed notes are provided for you to safely guide learners through the exploration.
5th - 8th Science 19 Views 13 Downloads
Lub-dub, lub-dub. Why does the heart beat? Why does blood circulate throughout the body? Life scientists find out how important circulation is for dissolving and dispersing materials by timing how long it takes for food coloring spread through a dish of water unaided.
5th - 8th Science 31 Views 21 Downloads
Don't be chicken to try a activity that compares the anatomy of birds to humans. Read the background information so you don't have to wing it when it comes to the anatomy of a chicken. Prepare cooked chicken bones by soaking them in a bleach solution, then guide your young scientists through an exploration of bones and cartilage.
3rd - 12th Science 24 Views 26 Downloads
Calculating Exponential Growth
There can be a steep learning curve when teaching about exponential growth, but the lesson helps kids make sense out of the concept. When talking about exponential growth of viruses, learners may not be very interested, but when you are talking about money, engagement levels shoot up exponentially!
5th - 12th Science 28 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What better way to study the structures of organisms than by creating a new being? After considering different types of skeletal supports (exoskeleton and endoskeleton), budding biogeneticists work together to create their own animals - first on paper, then using basic materials.
3rd - 12th Science 32 Views 28 Downloads
Your Energy Needs (BMR)
How many Calories one needs on a daily basis is dependent on a number of factors including gender, height, and activity level. In the third of seven lessons about energy and food, young nutritionists calculate the number of Calories necessary for different sizes and typical exertion levels.
3rd - 12th Science 26 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Center of Gravity
Between the pull of gravity and the push of air pressure, it's a wonder animals can balance or move at all. With a hands-on lesson about the center of gravity, learners discuss their own experiences with the topic, then work with partners to experiment with the concept through making balances, as well as trying to balance themselves in different circumstances.
3rd - 12th Science 19 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Heart is a Pump
Circulate this news: the heart is a pump containing one-way valves! Following the previous lesson on the external structure of the heart, learners now take a look at the inside. They use a three-color diagram to label a black-and-white photograph of a human heart cross section.
5th - 8th Science 22 Views 19 Downloads
A System of Transport
In groups of six, anatomy and physiology fans imitate how blood flows from place to place in the circulatory system. They will discover that different sizes of vessels transport various volumes of blood. The activity requires the class to actually construct and calibrate their own measurement cups, which requires more time that the demonstration itself; but as long as you follow up with an in-depth discussion, it would be worthwhile.
5th - 8th Science 27 Views 21 Downloads
It Begins with the Heart
Aspiring anatomists label a photograph of a human heart by comparing it to a colored diagram on the same page. The video that is mentioned in the procedure does not seem to be available, but the overview provides plentiful background information, a detailed set of instructions, and a crisp worksheet focused on the external view of the heart.
5th - 8th Science 12 Views 13 Downloads
Biomanufacturing: An Inquiry Lesson in Growing Cells
Biomanufacturing and genetic engineering are very common practices around the world, but what exactly does it entail? Young geneticists find out through a series of labs, a discussion, and an in-class presentation to report their findings. There are lab procedures and a PowerPoint presentation included in the materials; although the PowerPoint is called Biotechnology in North Carolina Today, it is very general and could be used in any state.
7th - 12th Science 18 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Heart and Circulation: Pre- and Post-Assessments
Meant to be given both before and after a unit on the circulatory system, this assessment is a set of 15 multiple-choice questions. Middle schoolers are queried on what they know about the structure and function of the heart and blood vessels.
5th - 8th Science 15 Views 12 Downloads
Muscles and Bones in Space
Being an astronaut takes not only high mental acuity, but also a high level of physical fitness, especially for those who spend a long amount of time away from Earth, such as the astronauts serving on the International Space Station. Without the constant pull of Earth's gravity on the body, space travelers quickly lose bone density and muscle mass.
5th - 12th Science 24 Views 25 Downloads
The Variety and Roles of Microbes
Mini microbiologists play a card game in which they group microorganisms by groups: virus, fungus, protist, or bacteria. Then they identify the roles different microbes play in the natural world and explore how humans effectively use certain microorganisms in food production and industry.
5th - 8th Science 34 Views 33 Downloads
Defending Against Microbes
In the preceding lesson from the unit, beginning biologists discovered that microorganisms are everywhere, so the question follows, why are we not sick all of the time? Class members read and discuss an article in small groups about immunity.
5th - 8th Science 9 Views 11 Downloads
Heart Rate and Exercise
Teach your exercise enthusiasts to read their pulse rate at the radial artery for 15 seconds and multiply by four to calculate beats per minute. Have them perform a variety of activities, recording their heart rates after one minute of each.
3rd - 8th Science 55 Views 35 Downloads
What is Blood Pressure?
Find out how we describe the force created by the blood against the walls of the vessels in a heart-pumping lesson! As part of a unit on the heart and circulatory system, cardiology kids use a blood pressure monitor to find their systolic and diastolic pressures.
5th - 8th Science 26 Views 28 Downloads
Your Nutrition Needs
It takes some work to ensure you have a balanced diet, but once you know the types of foods that are good for you, it becomes second nature. In the sixth of seven lessons about energy and nutrition, learners create a healthy eating plan using resources from the USDA.
3rd - 12th Science 76 Views 47 Downloads
When it comes to eating a balanced diet, portion control is paramount, but what is the difference between the serving size on the nutrition facts label and a portion as determined by the USDA? In a comprehensive look at portion control, kids will estimate and measure out serving sizes of four different foods, then measure out the stated serving size.
3rd - 12th Science 17 Views 13 Downloads
Muscles and Bones: Nutrition
Got milk? Or almonds, sardines, or tofu? Calcium is important throughout life, but especially so for developing bodies. If teens do not consume enough calcium while they are growing, they are at a much higher risk of osteoporosis and other health issues.
3rd - 12th Science 9 Views 9 Downloads