Here’s a heart-healthy webquest that takes advantage of one of the best websites around for teaching about the human body – Kidshealth.org. Includes Google doc student pages!
Whether you’re short on time to teach about the heart or looking for an introductory or review activity this webquest will cover the basics about how the heart brings oxygen and nutrients to all cells in the body.
The worksheet provides a structured format for students to get the most from the articles, videos and quizzes provided by Kidshealth.org.
Part A – review the main purpose of the heart and its physical structure
Part B – watch a brief video to understand how the heart and lungs work together to bring oxygen to cells and carbon dioxide away from cells
Part C – label a heart diagram
Part D – Record your pulse at rest and after brief exercise
Part E – take the circulatory system quiz
Part F – Apply your new knowledge
Answer key included!