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Blood and guts (Circulatory and other systems of the body!)


Created by StacyO, last updated 2015-11-13

We are studying the organ systems of the human body, so I've put together some resources we used.


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Circulatory System Skit: Act out the Flow of Blood

Creating a model of the circulation system using kids in the class, along with colored plates (for red blood cells, oxygen, and carbon dioxide) is a great way to help kids understand how oxygen gets through the body.

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Make Plasma Soup and Explore the Components of Blood

Using candy in corn syrup, this activity will introduce your child to each component of blood and give him a fun way to study the properties of blood.


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Habits of the Heart: Pulse of Life

Students will measure their pulse rate and explore how heart rate is affected by various activities.


Heart Size, Blood Volume, and Blood Flow

Make fake blood for life science estimation activities.


Heart: Pumping Animation

Animated heart shows the flow of blood through the chambers of the heart and the arteries.


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Spit Test

This "gross" experiment fits perfectly with our blood and guts theme -- analyzing chewed and unchewed crackers to demonstrate the role of saliva in breaking down food.

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Ins and Outs of Respiration: Determine your Respiratory Rate

(Also tie this into the activity of the heart)

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Habits of the Heart: The Lungs

Lung animations and interactives.


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Ziploc Digestion Simulator

Eww - get a picture of how stomach acid dissolves foods using soda and crackers in a ziplock bag.

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The Pressure's On

What's a burp? You'll learn in this experiment.

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