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Pump Up: The Heart

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Instructions for Hands on Activites in March 2010 LASSC Session:


Heart Rate Mimic.doc     adapted from Anatomy Academy by B.K. Hixson ISBN 1592422217

Heart Stations.doc -- revised from the 2008 LASSC session "Heart and Lung Hands on activities.pdf) below.



Instructions for Hands On Activities from Feb 2008 LASSC Session:


Heart and Lung Hands On Activities.pdf





Human Heart Model, Hobbytron ($19.95), Steve Spangler ($29.95)


Flight, Hearts and Lungs, Digestive, Steve Spangler ($29.95)


Magic School Bus Human Body, available online everywhere, see Kit Review-Human Body, about $20.00



Websites with more information on heart and lung anatomy and function:


Franklin Institute: http://www.fi.edu/learn/heart/index.html



Cool Science for Curious Kids http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience

Great animation on blood flow to lungs and back to the heart at: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/cardiovascular/animations.html



American Heart Association: http://www.medmovie.com/mmdatabase/MediaPlayer.aspx?ClientID=69

Library of animations on the heart: blood flow, dilated cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease



How Stuff Works: http://health.howstuffworks.com/heart.htm

(includes an ‘ok’ animation of blood flow)


Books recommended by the Dallas Museum Nature and Science:


The Heart: The Questions and Answers Book for Kids

By: J. Willis Hurst, Stuart Hurst, Jackie Ball, S. Todd, Stuart D. Hurst

Published September 1998 by McGraw-Hill Companies




101 Questions about Blood and Circulation with Answers Straight from the Heart

By: Faith Hickman Brynie

Published April 2001 by Lerner Publishing Group

Teens from various parts of the country provided the questions for this substantial book's answers.



Blood Circulation

By: Andres Llamas Ruiz

Published October 1996 by Sterling Publishing, Inc.

Explains how blood circulates in our bodies & the specific roles that the heart, lungs, & blood vessels play.



Hands-on Grossology

By: S. Branzei

Published July 2003 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers

Instructions for a variety of simple experiments that illustrate some of the more "disgusting" aspects of human physiology. Also includes related activities and experiments.



Health Science Projects about Anatomy and Physiology

By: Robert Gardner

Published February 2001 by Enslow Publishing, Inc.

Five chapters explore various aspects of the human body—Skin, Skeleton, and Joints; Muscles; Circulation and Respiration; Digestive and Excretory systems; and the Nervous and Endocrine systems.





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