The Circulatory System moves nutrients to the cells of the body to feed them and help them fight disease. The main parts of the Circulatory System are the heart, blood and blood vessels. Arteries carry blood and the oxygen in it from the lungs to all of the other cells of the body. Once the oxygen is used, veins carry the blood back to the heart. Inside the heart are four chambers. Each chamber is a little pump that pushes the blood through the body. It takes 1-2 minutes for blood to circulate all around your body.
Listed below are books, websites and printables to help you learn about the amazing human heart.
Websites, Activities & Printables:
KidsHealth: Your Heart and Circulatory System
Biology in Motion: Cardiovascular System
Franklin Institute: The Human Heart
Craft: Make a Super Simple Stethoscope
Wonderopolis: How Does Blood Travel Through the Body?
Wonderopolis: If Blood is Red Why Are Veins Blue?
Wonderopolis: How Much Blood is in the Body?
Video: Kids Health – the Heart
Printable: Flowing Smoothly Science Workshop: Circulatory System
Printable: Heart Color By Number
Printable: Ask-a-Biologist Human Heart Diagram
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