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jpg-find pulse LESSON 1
Pulse of Life
Objective: Calculate your pulse rate and explore how heart rate is affected by various activities.
jpg- measuring volume LESSON 2
Keeps on Pumpin'
Objective: Measure and calculate heart rates per minute and for other units of time. Determine the amount of blood pumped by your heart during various intervals of time.
jpg- blowing balloon

LESSON 3
Under Pressure
Objective: Investigate the implications of blood pressure.
jpg-make a stethoscope LESSON 4
Sounds of the Heart
Objective: Investigate the sounds of the heart, construct a stethoscope, and explore the workings of valves.
jpg-learn blood flow LESSON 4a
Valves and Pumps
Objective: Students will see how valves and pumps work in concert to move blood through the circulatory system.
jpg- make a valve LESSON 5
Lub Dub (Valves)
Objective: Investigate the source of the sounds of the heart.
jpg-construct a pump LESSON 5a
Heart as a Pump
Objective: Name and locate the major areas and structures of the heart and trace the pathway of the blood through the heart, lungs, and body.
heart diagram LESSON 6
Go With the Flow
Objective: Name and locate the major areas and structures of the heart and trace the pathway of the blood through the heart, lungs, and body.

 

THE LUNG LESSONS

jpg- build a lung LESSON 7
Lung Model
Objective: Discover the function of various parts of the body's respiratory system.
respiration chart LESSON 8
Ins and Outs of Respiration
Objective: Determine their respiratory rate and explore the factors that affect breathing rate.
jpg- measure your lung capacity LESSON 9
Catch your Breath
Objective: Measure lung capacity and explore factors that affect the amount of air the lungs can hold.

 

EXTENSIONS

circulatory system LESSON 10
O2 CO2 Skit
Objective: Act out the flow of blood in the circulatory system.
x-ray LESSON 11
X-rays
Objective: Students will examine chest x-rays of adults and children.

 

APPENDIX

Heart Diagram
Lung Diagram
Resources


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| lesson 1: Pulse of Life| lesson 2: Keeps on Pumpin' | lesson 3: Under Pressure | lesson 4: Sounds of the Heart | lesson 4a: Valves and Pumps | lesson 5: Lub Dub (valves) | lesson 5a: The Heart as a Pump | lesson 6: Go With the Flow | lesson 7: Lung Model | lesson 8: Ins and Outs of Respiration | lesson 9: Catch Your Breath | lesson 10: O2 CO2 Skit | lesson 11: X-Rays |

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