This learning block represents one week’s work. You can watch at least one video and choose at least one activity or project to complete.
There are two videos to choose from about The Circulatory System. The first one is better for younger kids, the second one will appeal to older kids. Feel free to watch one, or both!
Now choose an Activity
feel your heart pumping
First put your hand on the center of your chest and try to find your heartbeat.
Now, jump in one spot or move your arms vigorously for one minute (you can count to sixty or use a timer). When you finish counting, put your hand in the center of your chest. Can you feel something?
Write down what you felt the first and the second time that you put your hand on your chest.
Why do you think your chest felt different each time?
Record your observations and ideas in your Science Notebook.
BUILD A MODEL HEART
For this project you will need:
- 3 empty water bottles
- 4 bendy straws
- Play doh
- 3 cups of water
- Red food coloring
- 2 Bottle caps ( drilled- for this part ask help from an adult).
Folow the instructions on the video and enjoy playing with your own model heart!
Don’t forget to document your project for your Science Notebook!
Let’s sing and dance together!
Dancing is a wonderful way to keep your heart healthy as it’s great exercise!
Prepare a fun dance while you sing along with this song.
Practice during the week and be ready to gather together all your family and present your show! Don’t forget to record a video!
Break a leg!
Books About the circulatory system
Click on a book to buy it from Amazon. Or, you can ask for them at your local library.
the circulatory story Read Aloud
Choose one or more!
THE HEART BEAT
Watch the video first!
When you finish watching the video, sit calmly for one minute (don’t forget to take a couple of deep breaths) and with two fingers (index and middle finger at once) place them on the lower side of your wrist.
Did you find your pulse?
Find a watch and count how many heartbeats you have for 60 seconds and write that number down.
Next, jump or shake your arms vigorously for a minute (count until sixty). Find your pulse again and count your heartbeats for 60 seconds. Write that number down again.
At last, rest for 2 minutes. Find your pulse again and count your heartbeat for 60 seconds. Write that number down.
Now the project:
Write an essay about the circulatory system. Remember to start with an introduction, then describe what’s happening to your heart in repose compared to when you exersice. Use the data that you got measuring your own heartbeat to draw some conclusions.
Be sure to use a tool like Grammarly to help improve and edit your writing.
Upload your essay to your portfolio.
LIFE SIZE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
For this project you will need the following materials:
- White paper sheets (around 12)
- Black, blue and red markers
Step 1: Set one sheet next to the other and tape them together. Repeat this process until you have created a large enough canvas so you can fit your body on it.
Step 2: Outline your silhouette with a pencil (you can ask for some help from your parents or siblings if needed). When you are done go over the silhoutte with the black marker.
Step 3: Now that you have a life size human body, it’s time to sketch and colour all the parts that make up the circulatory system. Don’t forget to label all the parts!
Photograph your work and add it to your Science Notebook!