Cardiovascular/Circulatory System

Explore the circulatory system with a cardiovascular pump activity that promotes discovery and discussion as class members create a functioning model of the heart. Continue the learning process through a web quest showcasing the body's heart, vessels, and blood.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Divide the class into two groups; work with one group to support model making while the other group completes the web quest, then switch
  • Assign the web quest as homework 
Classroom Considerations

  • One of five resources in a series of human body lessons
  • The mentioned SMART board file and some worksheets are not included; however, the remaining activities can be conducted with modifications 
  • A variety of materials are required 
Pros

  • The lesson is written in detail
  • Suggestions for modifications, assessments, and a list vocabulary words are provided 
Cons

  • Two of the five links no longer work 
Common Core

NGSS