How does your heart pump blood?
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What exactly is the heart doing when it beats?

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Extensions

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Activity Prep

In this mini-lesson, students take a trip inside the body to see that the heart is a muscle, contracting and expanding to move blood through our blood vessels. In the activity, Valentine to My Heart, students make observations about their pulse and heart rate, and make an art project to show appreciation for their hard-working hearts.

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Number of students:
Crayons
1 crayon per student
Glue Sticks
1 glue stick per student
Scissors
1 scissor per student
Valentine Heart (Grades 2-5) printout 1 per student
Valentine Heart (Grades K-1) printout 1 per student
Your Heart is as Big as Your Fist printout 1 per student
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