- The heart is a hollow muscle that has 2 pumps.
- The beating sound is made by the valves closing as the heart allows blood to pass in and out of the chambers.
Use a visual aid (chart) to show students how blood passes through the right side of the heart, to the lungs, to the left side of the heart and out to the body. The teacher will present information about veins and arteries.
3. The teacher will show students where they can locate their pulse (neck or wrist) as they stand beside their desks. The students will run in place for one minute. The teacher will have the students stop running and feel their pulses. The students will describe how their pulses feel. The teacher and the students will brainstorm ideas on keeping hearts healthy.
4. Using a rope tied to 2 stationary objects in the front of the classroom, the teacher will hand out index cards to student volunteers, programmed with the sequence of steps describing the blood's passage through the heart (one step per card). The students will attach their card to the rope with a clothespin. When all the students have finished placing their cards, the teacher will check the order. The students will read the card they hung aloud to the class.
This class is made up of students possessing a variety of learning styles and ability levels. This lesson plan has been designed to accommodate kinesthetic and visual learners by incorporating active learning strategies and visual aids.
The student will work independently to sequence the order of the blood flow process.
In their cooperative groups, the students will work on their display projects. Have illustrated resource materials available for students' research.
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