Heart to Heart

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 plan is the first of a four-part series and provides the background information for the two associated activities.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Contact local cardiologists and see if they can visit the class
  • Have the class draw a heart and label the parts using the vocabulary words
Classroom Considerations
  • If you do not feel comfortable with your knowledge about the heart, work with the biology or anatomy teacher
Pros
  • The resource includes a script to use with the presentation
  • Provides links to websites to help the pupils get started with their research
Cons
  • The amount of material presented does not seem like it is enough to cover the three hours