These circulatory system worksheets are designed to help your High School students learn all about the structure of the heart!
Included in this pack are:
- Diagrams & labels of the heart - for cutting and sticking into books.
- A colourful pre-labelled heart - ideal for peer/self assessing student work.
- A large blank heart diagram & large labels - ideal for getting ideas together before students label their own (laminate for multiple use!)
- Key words - designed to help students writing their own explanation/description of how blood travels through the heart.
- A word fill activity using the same key words.
- A completed written answer - to be used as a model or for peer/self assessment.
There is a lot of variety around how you can use these resources! Please see below for descriptions of how I have used them in my classroom :) If you are planning on using all the resources, I recommend taking more than one lesson.
I hope you find these resources helpful. If you have any questions/suggestions I would love to hear from you! Contact me here, or my Facebook page.
Previously I have allowed students time to look at the labelled version, and then attempt to label the large diagram in pairs on their table. Then they can look at other groups to compare. The cut and stick diagram takes a little time, ideal if you have a class that need to keep their hands busy for an afternoon!
I presented the written activity as a short essay style answer where they had to 'describe the journey of the blood through the heart'. I gave them the key words to start with, and encouraged them to highlight words they used as they wrote. I gave my SEN students the word fill (I have students with dyspraxia and dyslexia, they struggle with writing big blocks of text from scratch). After the activity, I gave them the model answer - they looked through it, and added any detail they had missed (I asked them to underline/highlight what they had added so I could see what their original work looked like).