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Here's To Your Healthy Heart!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the primary controllable and uncontrollable factors that put one at greater risk for developing heart disease. Through discussion, research, physical tests, and questionnaires they determine whether or not they...
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Exercise and Your Heart

For Students 6th - 10th
Take a look at this four-page handout on exercise and the heart. Heart disease is the number one killer in the US, and most of that could be prevented. Learn about the benefits of physical activity and a longer healthier life. Check out...
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Are You At Risk For Heart Disease?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the dangers associated with heart disease. They conduct research in order to find some of the risk factors associated with contracting the disease. Students make a life health plan in order to prevent the adult onset...
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Blood Pressure and Heart Disease

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the major causes of heat attacks as the topics of the human circulatory system, blood pressure, heart disease, arteries and veins are examined. Opinions on the topics are developed as researched material is presented to...
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Heart Disease Prevention

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars create a PowerPoint presentation on heart disease.  In this creative lesson students include symptoms, causes, treatments and ideas for prevention in their presentation. 
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Heart Alert

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Explore some of the causes and preventions of heart disease. Young learners play a game of tag in which the taggers role play as risk factors for heart disease. Players who are tagged call out "heart alert" and are saved when someone...
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What's Your Hypothesis?

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Find the article, "In the Thick of Air Pollution," not through the resource link in the instructional activity, but through an Internet search. Have high schoolers read it and perform calculations with the statistics provided. The...
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Cardiovascular Disease

For Students 6th - 8th
In this health activity, students find the words that are related to cardiovascular disease and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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How to Protect Your Heart

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine risk factors associated with heart disease and develop their own personal plans for decreasing the risk of heart disease.
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Heart Health: Awareness and Research for Women

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore basic heart anatomy, review basic definition of heart disease, research different tests used to diagnose heart disease and heart attacks, discuss what constitutes a "healthy heart" lifestyle, and incorporate it into...
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Brushing Teeth Halts Heart Disease

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the causes and effects of Heart Disease. In this ESL Current Events instructional activity, 9th graders read an article on Heart Disease. Students complete guided questions on the reading.
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Cardiovascular Disease and Fitness: Exploring the Rhythm of Your Pulse

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars explore several examples of cardiovascular diseases. In this anatomy lesson, students explain why physical fitness is very important. They count their pulse rate and record them on a data table.
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Heart Disease and Heart Attacks

For Students 10th - 12th
Using some great diagrams and photos, Salman Khan is able to differentiate and clarify blockage of systemic arteries versus blockage of the coronary arteries
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About Your Heart and Exercise

For Students 4th - 10th
A handout and worksheet composed of two pages of resource information and two pages of questions that require short answers. The main idea of the handout is in choosing an exercise program. Each activity session should include a warm-up...
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Heart to Heart

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Begin a unit on the heart, the parts and the function of the heart, and about heart disease with a resource that includes a lecture, a PowerPoint presentation, and research information.  The lesson is the first of a four-part series and...
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Heart Disease & Stroke

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Young scholars study heart disease and how to prevent it.  In this investigative instructional activity students list heart disease and stroke risk factors. 
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Pocket Heart

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
An all-encompassing, fully interactive, gorgeously animated model of the heart can be used to teach cardiac anatomy, physiology, and even a touch of epidemiology.
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Childhood Obesity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Meredith Vieira explains how our children are "eating themselves to death." Bad nutrition combined with a sedentary lifestyle leads to dangerous diseases. Dave Zinzenko, the editor of Men's Health, talks about his journey out of...
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Health Concerns Lecture

For Teachers 6th - 10th
This lesson on health concerns includes a ton of information. There is a PowerPoint presentation that walks through the entire lesson. If you want a quick introduction to these topics then run through this slide presentation quickly, but...
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Heart Disease Prevention

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders get into groups and brainstorm ways to obtain physical activity and different healthy foods to eat. They then develop and write and individual plan for healthy living and commit to enforcing their plan for a minimum of one...
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The Heart Stopper

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Use the pump from a spray bottle to drive a model of the heart in action! In addition to modeling the function of the heart and blood vessels, aspiring anatomists also simulate arterial blockage. They compare the effects of increased...
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Get Educated During Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Twenty-three million American kids are overweight and at risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke during childhood.
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The Crisco Lab: A Demonstration of Diabetic Complications

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students complete lab activities to illustrate the complications of diabetes. In this diabetes instructional activity, students work on labs that illustrate sugar in the blood and normal and atherosclerotic vessels. They demonstrate how...
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Living by the Code

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explain why new drugs are needed to treat cardiovascular disease, cancer, inflammation, and infections. They infer why some marine invertebrates are promising sources of new drugs, explaining the process in which cells...

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