Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Science and Valentine's day...

Valentine's Day is usually spent with a lot of fun and games.  Let's be honest....not a whole lot of academic teaching goes on in an elementary classroom on these days.  At our school we do something called "Math Matters" day.  We rotate through all five classroom playing math games with a valentines spin.  However, in my classroom....sciencegal likes to do something related to science instead. 
HTBW heart GIF
I am lucky enough to have a Smart Board in my classroom while the other classrooms do not.  So I thought, why not combine the Smart Board with science? We are doing Jump Rope for heart in PE....so why not enrich them with a little 30 minute explanation about our real heart.

I found a great website:  http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/

This website is developed to explain How the Body Works.  Click on the heart and you will get:

  • a movie
  • articles for kids
  • a quiz
  • a word find (that you can print)
  • activities (this interactive diagram - which will be great on the smart board!)



4 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this! I will definitely be sharing this lesson with my students on Tuesday! We are actually talking about health and nutrition so it will be perfect! I think I need to design a Valentine for them with a real heart!
    ☼Kate
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  2. Thanks for sharing this! I will definitely be sharing this lesson with my students on Tuesday! We are actually talking about health and nutrition so it will be perfect! I think I need to design a Valentine for them with a real heart!
    ☼Kate
    To The Square Inch

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  3. Kate that is a great idea!! :) Share if you come up with one.

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  4. Kate that is a great idea!! :) Share if you come up with one.

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