What’s the size of 2 fists, beats 100,000 times per day and has been working since you were smaller than a gummy bear? The coolest muscle in your body… YOUR HEART!
When teaching about the heart, I like to start by getting my kids interested with “Heart a Facts.” Every kid looks up a unique fact about the heart and shares it with the class.
Here are a few examples of favorites:
- Your heart beats ~100,000 times per day and sends 2,000 gallons of blood through the blood vessels each day.
- Heart disease has been found in 3,000 year old mummies.
- Your heart starts beating at 4-5 weeks, when you are smaller than a gummy bear
We then transition to the heart’s anatomy, working from the inside out. Students complete an activity called “Draw the Heart,” in which they go through a PowerPoint and create a diagram of the…
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