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Which animal has the biggest heart?
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Which animal has the biggest heart?

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Get your supplies.
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Let’s start your African animal heart safari.
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Discuss.
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An elephant shrew’s heart is about the size of the tip of your pinky.
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Get Up & Move. Time to go on a home safari. Look for objects that
are about the size of an elephant shrew heart. Use the tip of your
pinky to help you remember the size.
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Here are some things we found.
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Let’s continue on your African animal heart safari.
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Discuss.
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A human heart is about the size of your fist. A hyena’s heart is also
about the size of your fist.
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Get Up & Move. Time to continue your home safari. Look for objects
that are about the size of a hyena heart. You can use your fist to help
you remember the size.
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Here are some things we found.
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Let’s continue on your African animal heart safari.
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Discuss.
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An elephant’s heart is about the size of your entire body.
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Get Up & Move. Practice being the size of an elephant’s heart. Stand
up and then curl into a ball. You’re now the size of an elephant heart!
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Get Up & Move. It’s time for your final home safari scavenger hunt.
Look for objects that are about the size of an elephant’s heart. It’s
about the size of YOU!
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Here are some things we found.
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Your African Animal Heart Safari has come to an end. Return all
objects from your home safari. Continue to the next step if you’d like
to make a Valentine’s Day card.
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Get your supplies.
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If you have time, create a Valentine’s Day card for someone special.
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Overview
Grade K-5
Topic Current Events And Trending Topics
Focus Heart & Trait Variation
Print Prep
Activity Prep

In this mini-lesson, students will explore the similarities and differences between various animal hearts. In the no-prep activity, Animal Heart Safari, students go on a virtual safari to learn more about the variation in animal heart size. Students also participate in a scavenger hunt, looking for objects that are similar sizes to animal hearts. Students can then use this information to create Valentine's cards.

Preview activity

Number of students:
Blank Paper (8.5 x 11")
For making a Valentine's card. You can also use construction paper.
Details
60 sheets
Crayons
Colored pencils or markers will also work.
Details
90
Pencil
30
Scissors
30
Prep Instructions

This is an activity that kids can do in class or at home, solo or with others. No print-outs needed!

Overview
Grade K-5
Topic Current Events And Trending Topics
Focus Heart & Trait Variation
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