This activity is perfect activity for Valentine’s Day! In fact, I use this as my “gift” to my students. They really enjoy the coloring activity and especially like the rare treat of watching a Bill Nye episode. This interactive body systems activity teaches students about the human heart and cardiovascular body system. With federal laws regarding school lunch and more prevalent health issues and allergies, I decided a few years ago that giving out candy treats is just too risky. Plus, this is way cheaper, saving funds that can be spent on your real Valentine! Students label and color an anatomically correct human heart and then view “Bill Nye the Science Guy: Heart” while filling out an activity sheet (to aid in engagement). Either activity could be used separately as a stand-alone lesson. Approximately one to two class periods in length. As a point of reference I teach a 50 minute class. Students in my class love this activity as it incorporates coloring and makes use of comic style graphics. Although I usually use this as a class work activity, I have successfully used it as homework and as an activity that a substitute could manage. A great resource for any curriculum that includes body systems, biology, cardiovascular system, heart, or human anatomy. Created by Mister Science.
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