Heart & Circulatory System

Students will dissect a Sheep Heart and examine its properties and relate them to the circulatory system; and the kids will then build a working mechanical heart with four chambers to take home. K-2 kids will examine hearts dissected by doctors while the 3rd-12th graders will hold and dissect the actual heart.

All students will build a grade appropriate model heart that emulates the four chambers of the heart and demonstrates how the heart pumps blood throughout the circulatory system. Through building the model, students will continue to explore how the heart works and how its efficiency can have a significant impact on overall health. We will also tie heart health to community health and wellness. Students will be able to keep the models that they create.