Noting Significant Details

Text by Sarah Ives
National Geographic Kids

An average human heart "pumps iron" by beating 100,000 times a day.
Illustration by Sharon Davis

where. 1. B. Objectives A. To help you better understand what the word or idea means. Locate answers to what. Identify the important events. Find describing words and action words in selection read. . recall what you already know about that idea. how. II. when. What does the word heart mean to you? 2. and why questions stated on the text.I. C. List all the relevant nouns and verbs you can think of when you hear the word heart in the box provided. Before Reading One word or idea can be very important.

draw two lines under the statements that describe what the heart does. In reality. "Because [the heart] is a muscle with lots of blood supplied to it. ´What does the heart looks like?µ Try to ask questions about the heart and see if you can find the answers in this text. tucked snugly between the two lungs.III. . the heart looks yellow because it is covered with yellow fat. it looks red like meat. But did you know that the human heart does not actually look like the typical valentine shape? National Geographic Kids spoke with heart specialist Robert DiBianco to learn more about this important organ. Read the article The Truth About Your Heart. millions of people will exchange heart-shaped gifts of all kinds. the heart is in the middle of the chest." In the United States children are taught to place their hands over their hearts when pledging allegiance to the flag. from candy to cards. Most people have heard that the heart is on the left side of the chest. "In people who are overweight . On the first reading. 2. According to Dr. 3. During Reading 1.. underline the parts that describe the heart. DiBianco." he explained. On the second reading.. The Truth About Your Heart Text by Sarah Ives Notes This Valentine's Day. the human heart is about the size of a fist.

Maybe that's why February is also American Heart Month! .560 kilometers) of blood vessels that's long enough to circle the Earth two and a half times! All that pumping takes a lot of effort. "Each living part of the body needs blood to live. the American Heart Association reminds people that they need to treat their hearts with care. the average human heart will beat more than two and a half billion times. The heart moves blood by expanding and contracting (getting bigger and smaller). a kid's heart has to push blood through about 60. This Valentine's Day. an average heart beats a hundred thousand times a day. That means that in a lifetime." DiBianco said. To push blood.000 miles (96.Notes But what does the heart actually do? DiBianco explained that the heart is a pump that pushes blood throughout the body. In fact. heart-shaped gifts will be everywhere. and that's why it's important for the blood to go to different parts of the body. Exercise and healthful foods can help the heart do its job. it takes your blood about ten seconds to get from your heart to your big toe and back. Because the heart is so important. When you're exercising.

write what the heart actually does. On the first column. then draw two lines under the statements that describe what the heart does. On the second column.erea Reread the passage again. After Reading 1. What did you learn about your heart? List all your learning using the table below. 2. The Heart Details 1 Details 2 . IV. write the important details you have learned about the human heart.

Have a closing statement to sum up what you have learned about the human heart. You can refer to the table for ideas. The heart is important because .3.

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