Monday, November 14, 2011

Heart Problems

Today in science, students learned about heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure. Students read about each section and taught their peers about the risk factors for each problem. Students ended with writing a reflection about how they can maintain or improve the health of their heart. Tomorrow and Wednesday students will be reviewing each body system and will determine how they work together to complete a certain function. On Thursday and Friday, we will be completing the frog dissection and will compare/contrast the frog to the human.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Circulatory System

During this week in life science students are continuing to work on the circulatory system. Today students learned how our heart works as a pump to push blood in a one way direction with the help of valves. Tomorrow and Friday, students will be learning about the different parts that make up our heart. On Monday, students will be dissecting the heart and identify the function of each part.