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Circulatory System Travel Brochures

Subjects

  • Life Science

Grade

  • 6-8,
  • 9-12

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Brief Description

Students create brochures describing a trip through the human circulatory system.

Objectives

Students understand the role of the heart in the circulatory system.

Keywords

circulatory system, heart

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

  • Circulatory System
  • The Life Pump
  • other print or online resources about the circulatory system
  • Travel Brochure of the Body Systems
  • paper
  • pencils
  • crayons or markers

    Lesson Plan

  • Explore with students print or online resources about the circulatory system.
  • Organize students into small groups and explain that they are going to produce a brochure of the human circulatory system.
  • Tell students that they must do the following in their brochures:
    • List the functions of the human circulatory system.
    • Trace a drop of blood through the heart from right atrium to the aorta.
    • Locate and label the parts of a heart on a diagram.
    • Identify and describe the function of the different types of circulation.
    • Explain how the heart beats.
    Have each group present its brochure to the class.

    Note: The complete version of this lesson, which includes instructions for creating travel brochures for seven additional body systems, can be found at Travel Brochure of the Body Systems.

    Assessment

    To evaluate students, use the Biology Tour of Human Systems Rubric included in the Travel Brochure of the Body Systems lesson plan.

    Lesson Plan Source

    Access Excellence Activities Exchange

    Submitted by

    Faye Gottlieb Cascio, South Lakes High School, Reston, Virginia

    National Standards

    Language Arts:
      NS.5-8.3
      NS.9-12.3

  • Updated 1/31/2012

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