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Circulatory System - Activities to use when teaching about the human heart and circulatory system. source

Circulatory System - Students search the web for information on the circulatory system and answer questions source

Cut to the Heart - Read about pioneers of heart surgery, study treatment for heart disease, view pictures of diseased hearts, follow the path of blood through the circulatory system and more(from NOVA online) source

Exercise and Heart Rate - Activity demonstrates how exercise increases the heart rate. Contains directions for counting pulse beats and promotes understanding of inquiry and research processes source

Healthy Heart - Set of hands-on lessons for studying the human heart. Students examine the chambers of a beef heart, count and graph pulse rates, maintain journal entries, and more source

Heart Lesson Plan - Students use a stethoscope to listen to heart beats before and after sitting, running, walking and discuss what is necessary to maintain a healthy heart. Includes worksheets source

Heartbeat - Students make a simple stethoscope and perform related activities. Click source for more information on the human heart source

Human Body: Circulatory System Part 1 of 4 - Lesson summarizes the components of blood; the differences between arteries, veins, and capillaries; and includes a hands-on activity using a leaf to represent the circulatory system source

Human Body: Circulatory System: Part 3 of 4 - Students learn how the heart works and count their heartbeats with a simple device created using a toothpick and a small glob of clay source

Make a Batch of Blood - Discussion outline for introducing the heart and the circulatory system. Includes a "recipe for blood" using candy red hots, white jelly beans and corn syrup source

The Circularory System Wordsearch Puzzle - A printable wordsearch puzzle on the topic of the circulatory system source

The Giant Cell - Introduce students to the study of the human heart by making a model of a cell and some of its parts. Click source for more information on the human heart source

The Heart: An Online Exploration - Interactive tour of the human heart with information on heart disease, heart development and structure, and the circulatory system. Links to activities, resources, and source

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