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

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Overview
Grade K-5
Topic Current Events And Trending Topics
Focus Heart, Body, Structure & Function
Print Prep
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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Valentine Heart (Grades 3-5) printout Print 30 copies
Valentine Heart (Grades K-2) printout Print 30 copies
Your Heart is as Big as Your Fist (All Grades) printout Print 30 copies
Crayons
30 crayons
Glue Sticks
30 glue sticks
Scissors
30 scissors
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Overview
Grade K-5
Topic Current Events And Trending Topics
Focus Heart, Body, Structure & Function
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