Cardiovascular Health Teacher Resources

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The Science of Food

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Alchemy in the kitchen? A nine-resource collection explains the science behind the food chain. Videos and support materials cover everything from yummy things like cheese, to chocolate, to sourdough bread, from science topics like...
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Here's To Your Healthy Heart!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the primary controllable and uncontrollable factors that put one at greater risk for developing heart disease. Through discussion, research, physical tests, and questionnaires they determine whether or not they...
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Human Body Series - Cardiovascular System

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Pump up your class while studying the cardiovascular system with this pair of activities. In one, learners record heart rates during different actions. In the second, they read kid-friendly heart health articles online and then write a...
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Jump Rope for a Healthy Heart

For Teachers 4th
Have your fourth graders jump rope to be heart healthy. This lesson has learners engage in a variety of jump roping activities to practice healthy habits. They also discuss cardiovascular fitness and the benefits of good health.
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Heart Health: Awareness and Research for Women

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore basic heart anatomy, review basic definition of heart disease, research different tests used to diagnose heart disease and heart attacks, discuss what constitutes a "healthy heart" lifestyle, and incorporate it into...
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Healthy Heart

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students examine the functions of the heart and ways to maintain a healthy heart.  In this human body science lesson, students listen to Magic School Bus Inside the Human Heart, and diagram the human heart and blood flow.  Students...
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Healthy Heart Night

For Teachers K - 5th
The idea of having a Healthy Heart Night at your school is a fabulous thought. Here are a few ideas that detail was done at one elementary school. It would take a lot of organizing to make it happen, but seems well worth the effort. This...
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Healthy Heart Commitment Card

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Make a commitment to give up one, just one, unhealthy food or drink. Teachers make a commitment for a month, the youngsters make a commitment for two weeks. The youngsters buddy up to support each other. Do this activity in February,...
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Health Effects Pie Chart

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Lung cancer isn't the only long-term risk of smoking cigarettes. Middle and high schoolers learn about the connections between smoking and heart disease, stroke, and other diagnoses with a pie chart that details the numbers of...
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A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students demonstrate their perception of what it means to have a healthy heart. They comprehend what each individual needs to do in order to ensure health and how to prevent heart disease.
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How To Build A Healthy Heart

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this how to build a healthy heart worksheet, students write the name of a food on each puzzle piece that would be a wise choice. for a healthy heart.
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Evaluate Heart Health

For Students 4th - 6th
In this heart health worksheet, students use links provided to complete an activity about the human heart, measuring pulse and graphing results.
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Today's Specials

For Teachers 4th - 6th
For this healthy heart nutrition worksheet, learners substitute heart-healthy foods for the high cholesterol choices shown. The purpose is to encourage nutritious choices.
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Change the Beat

For Teachers K
Brainstorm the reasons why a healthy heart is important. Using a diagram, label and locate the heart and discuss its function. Practice finding your heartbeat and describe the effects of physical activity on the heart. Also perform an...
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The Circulatory System - Part II

For Teachers 1st
First graders recognize that the heart muscle requires food. Students observe a Venn Diagram to identify foods that are good for them. Students provide one ingredient to make healthy heart soup.
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Heart 2: Changing Lifestyles and Heart Health

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students examine and evaluate changes in diet and lifestyle from prehistoric to modern times and how these differences have spurred the development (and better treatment) of heart disease.
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Toward a New Understanding of Mental Illness

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
We know that as a result of early detection and intervention, we are able to make great strides in treating common diseases; however, this is not yet the case in the realm of mental illness. Explore this query with your class and touch...
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Healthy Heart Parent Night

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students use a smoke analysis machine and create a visual display to show risks involved in smoking. In this cigarette smoking lesson, students demonstrate how to use a smoke analysis machine and show results in a visual display....
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Health Concerns Lecture

For Teachers 6th - 10th
This lesson on health concerns includes a ton of information. There is a PowerPoint presentation that walks through the entire lesson. If you want a quick introduction to these topics then run through this slide presentation quickly, but...
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Human Body Series - Cardiovascular System - Healthy Heart

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
Simple images of common activities are arrayed for primary learners to evaluate. For each, they determine whether or not the activity will increase one's heart rate. They draw a circle around those that do, a box around those that don't,...
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Obesity and Its Health Risks

For Teachers 6th
Obesity, and the health risks associated with it, are the focus of this health lesson. Begin with a discussion regarding obesity in-class, then go to the computer lab to create a PowerPoint on the risks of being obese. There are some...
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Target Heart Rate

For Students 7th - 10th
This accompanies a lesson on how various activities affect heart rate. Young learners identify resting heart rate and target heart rate. They do some physical activities to measure their heart rates for each of those activities. They...
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Healthy Heart

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discover the power of their heart and provide an opportunity to talk about ways to maintain good health. In this early childhood heart instructional activity, students diagram a human heart, identify exercises that promote a...
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Death by Particles

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Emerging epidemiologists define relative risk and read an article about the effect of particulate pollution on the cardiovascular health of women. They record the relative risk values, graph them, and answer analysis questions. This is a...

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