Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health. Kindergarten students will identify healthy behaviors.
Need to Know Where is your heart? – If you put your hand like you are saying the pledge of allegiance it is located behind your rib cage and to the left of the middle of your chest. How big is your heart? - If you ball your hand into a fist that is about the size your heart. What is the heart? - Your heart is a muscle that pumps (or pushes) blood through the body.
Need to Know Cont… Your blood pumps through the blood vessels. Those blood vessels are called arteries, veins, and capillaries. As you grow and get bigger your heart gets bigger to. Your ribs protect your heart from damages. Your heart is the most important organ in your body.
Goal: The students will be able to locate their hearts and describe the general function of the heart. the general Instructional Objectives Students will be able to identify the size and general location of the heart. Students will be able to identify the heart muscle and describe, in general terms, its basic function of pumping blood through the body.heart muscle Fantastic link on the basic overview of the heart. http://www.mplsheart.org/kids/lets_learn.html http://www.mplsheart.org/kids/lets_learn.html
It usually beats from 60 to 100 times per minute, but can go much faster when necessary. It beats about 100,000 times a day, more than 30 million times per year, and about 2.5 billion times in a 70-year lifetime. Your heart is always working for you, without you even having to think about it. A doctor can hear your heart with a stethoscope It takes 1 minute for blood to circulate throughout the whole body and back to the heart
Essential Skills There are three main things that you can do to keep your heart healthy 1. Exercise Daily 2. Eat Healthy 3. Live Tobacco Free Its good to exercise and do activities such as running, playing tennis, jumping rope, and playing basketball. Its good to eat healthy foods. All foods are healthy just make sure you only eat small amounts of sugary and fatty foods. Don’t smoke its bad for your heart and your lungs!