Heart to Heart

It's time to get to the heart of the matter! After introducing the heart anatomy in the previous lesson in a series on the systems of the body, the lesson looks at the specifics. Learners complete a series of six activities to study the structure and function of the heart. They complete book and computer research, answer questions, and even examine the real thing.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a deep analysis of the heart anatomy and the function of each feature
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider consulting local processing plants for the availability of organs
  • Expects pupils have a basic understanding of the structure and function of the heart

  • Includes cards with directions for each station
  • Encourages the use of scientific vocabulary throughout the lesson

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