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Heart Structure Use the picture to talk about the heart and its role of pumping blood throughout

the body. Then go through and take turns and have each kid connect the names to each box. (My group did this last time and it worked well, definitely help them though cause this is hard.) If you don’t like this idea have them draw the heart instead instead.

R. Ventricle L. Ventricle R. Atrium L. Atrium Super Vena Cava

Inferior Vena Cava Aorta L. Pulmonary Artery R. Pulmonary Artery L. Pulmonary Veins

Pulmonic stenosis is usually due to isolated valvular obstruction. there are 8 different heart sounds on (9 total.opening of the aortic valve is narrowed. from the aorta into the left ventricle. the easy normal one is repeated at the end so they leave with knowing the normal beart). Aortic Stenosis. through the mitral valve. and ask them to be real quiet! Listen to the each heart sound for as long as you feel needed. *** Definitions taken from Wikipedia . The aortic valve is the valve between the left ventricle of the heart and the aorta. Aortic Regurgitation. Make sure the volume is up all the way on the speakers and Ipod. and into the left atrium. i. MR is the most common form of heart valve disease.dynamic or fixed obstruction of flow from the right ventricle of the heart to the pulmonary artery. It is the abnormal leaking of blood from the left ventricle. Mitral Regurgitation. which is the largest artery in the body and carries the entire output of blood. It may occur in association with more complicated congenital heart disorders. when the left ventricle contracts. Do this for each heart sound so that by the end they have learned what a normal heart sounds like! Here are what the abnormal heart sounds are if you want to explain them.e.disorder of the heart in which the mitral valve does not close properly when the heart pumps out blood. Pulmonary Stenosis. then ask if it is a normal heart or not.leaking of the aortic valve of the heart that causes blood to flow in the reverse direction during ventricular diastole. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood.Listening to Heart Sounds When you get the Ipod. there is regurgitation of blood back into the left atrium.

blood and vessels. Plasma . It is an amazing highway that travels through your entire body connecting all your body cells. Platelets.Circulatory System The Circulatory System is responsible for transporting materials throughout the entire body.contains RBCs. Circulatory System is made up of the heart. WBCs. It transports nutrients. water. Blood. and oxygen to your billions of body cells and carries away wastes such as carbon dioxide that body cells produce.

oxygen and waste products to and from your body's going to have to beat about 3 BILLION times during your lifetime! . • You have thousands of miles of blood vessels in your body.. 10 Thousand White Blood Cells and 250 Thousand Platelets. A A Arteries Away. An adult has about 5 quarts. Veins carry blood back toward your heart. oxygen and wastes pass in and out of your blood through the capillary walls. AMAZING FACTS • One drop of blood contains a half a drop of plasma. Food substances(nutrients). solids and small amounts of oxygen and carbon dioxide. • Your blood travels through thousands of miles of blood vessels right within your own body. 5 MILLION Red Blood Cells.• Your blood is pumped by your heart. • Your blood carries nutrients. water. Capillaries connect arteries to veins. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen rich blood AWAY from the heart. Remember. A A Arteries Away.. • Your blood is not just a red liquid but rather is made up of liquids. • A young person has about a gallon of blood. "Bill Nye the Science Guy" claims that you could wrap your blood vessels around the equator TWICE! • Keep your heart healthy. A A Arteries Away. Capillaries are tiny blood vessels as thin or thinner than the hairs on your head.

smoking.The diastolic blood pressure number or the bottom number indicates the pressure in the arteries when the heart rests between beats. this is the systolic beat. If you think it will help. it contracts and pushes blood through the arteries to the rest of your body. factors that increase BP. or high blood pressure. A normal diastolic blood pressure number is less than 80. Risks of High BP: Factors that Raise BP: Ways to Lower BP: Stroke Alcohol Diet: Increase Heart disease Smoking vegetables.When your heart beats. or your own blood pressure. omega-3 Heart attack Genetics fats (salmon). and ways that can help lower BP. do the lub-dub with each opening and closing of your fist to help them match the sounds with the heart’s contractions.Blood Pressure Listen to BP and explain science behind it: Help the kids listen to each others. Then tighten your fist. A normal systolic blood pressure is below 120. It will probably be easier to take your own BP. salt. Explain what each beat means. Go over risks of having high blood pressure. A systolic blood pressure number of 140 or higher is considered to be hypertension. Diastolic. Open your fist back up. & Eye problems High fat/salt diet alcohol Overweight Exercise Lose weight ***Info from WebMD . Decrease Kidney failure Non-activity sat fat. This is called systolic blood pressure. This force creates pressure on the arteries. A diastolic blood pressure number of 90 or higher is considered to be hypertension or high blood pressure. To explain each beat and the science behind BP readings: show them a loosely closed fist. this is the diastolic beat. Systolic .

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