The Heart & Circulatory System

Amber recently asked me why we had a heartbeat. Why do we have a heart? So, I decided it was time to learn about the heart and our circulatory system.

I found a great resource for learning about the heart and circulatory system. Check out this heart and circulatory system learning guide.

On that website, you will find entire curricula on the heart and circulatory system for kindergarten and grades 1 - 6. When I say entire curricula, I mean they have lesson plans on the heart and circulatory systems, and worksheets to help kids learn about the heart and circulatory system.

In this post, I'm only going to discuss the 2nd grade portion, because that's what I'll be using for Amber. But remember, if you're looking for lesson plans or worksheets on the heart and circulatory system, look here first!

Heart and Circulatory System Lesson Plans

The first lesson plan for second grade answers the question "What does the heart do?" This heart and circulatory system lesson plan covers exactly what the heart is for, and covers the basic anatomy of the heart.

This first heart and circulatory system lesson plan includes worksheets so your second grader can reinforce what she's learned.

The second lesson plan offered by this site covers heart healthy eating habits. This teaches kids that what they eat affects their health, and makes them realize that proper nutrition will help their heart stay healthy.

The final heart and circulatory system lesson plan teaches kids how exercise relates to a healthy heart.

In addition to these 3 heart lesson plans, the site also offers several illustrations on the circulatory system. Kids can also listen to a heartbeat!

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