Human Anatomy Circulatory System

We worked on the Circulatory system the other day, we started by watching a short video on Discovery Education and then moved into our reading. We read our Smart Words Reader Inside your heart. I read it to the kids and split it up into 2 parts, the 1st chapter during our morning circle time, and the second during the afternoon circle time. The next day Cody and Anthony silent read the book for their reading time.
During break time I had the kids work on their stress test, they got into groups and had their partner help listen to their pulse and they recorded their answers. When they were finished with their recordings they were added to their human body lapbooks. The stress test and all of the other lapbook printables were found at Homeschool Share using their free Human Body Lapbook download. We also added a book about the heart, but I didn’t manage to get pictures of it.
After our morning break the kids made “candy blood.” We used the free printable from hslaunch.com. To make our blood we used 4 different candies to symbolize the 4 different parts in our blood, red hots (red blood cells), mini marshmallows (white blood cells), sprinkles (platelets), and Karo syrup (plasma). It was a very fun way for the kids to see how much of each substance is really in our blood!
Anthony had fun adding our “red blood cells” he also enjoyed eating the ones that spilled out 😉
The kids colored a circulatory system coloring book I printed off from EdHelper, and we all read through the book.

Great Human Anatomy Circulatory System Resources

  • Kids Health  has a lot of information for kids on the circulatory system, including a video of a child getting an EKG and what it shows!
  • Discovery Kids has a page with lots of great facts about the circulatory system.
  • PBS has a video that maps the heart.
  • How Stuff Works has information about how your blood works.
  • AKidsHeart has printable hearts for kids to label.
  • Science Kids offers a game that can be downloaded or played online about Human Body growth.
  • EdHelper offers lots of circulatory system resources quizzes, mazes, readers, worksheets, diagrams and much more.
  • Scholastic has lesson plans and activities on the Circulatory System.
  • Learning Games For Kids has some online games for practicing naming parts of the body.
  • Kids Biology has a fun interactive game about different systems of the body.

Our Favorite Human Anatomy Resources on Amazon

We have used the following products in our Human Anatomy units above as you will see in the posts, some of them are added products that we have found very useful in follow up units.

  • Some Body Board Game
  • Blood and Guts ~ great teachers guide for your next human anatomy unit
  • Magic School Bus Human Body board game
  • The Body Book ~ from Scholastic to make hands on human anatomy projects

 

 

 

  • Squishy Human Body study kit
  • Muscular System 1000 piece puzzle ~ Great for older kids
  • Human Body layers puzzle ~ Great for younger kids to understand the different layers of the body
  • Human Anatomy Coloring Book ~ Very detailed coloring book great for kids to do while listening to stories!

 

 

  • My first human body book ~ Great learning ideas for younger kids
  • Human Anatomy Models Set ~ Hands on way to learn different anatomy parts
  • Human Body Felt Set ~ Great addition to add to your own DIY Felt Board
  • Human Body Encyclopedia ~ By DK Kids

 

 

Our human body Pinterest board has lots of other great Human Anatomy ideas, stop over and check it out!

Follow Mama Of Many Blessings’s board Human Anatomy / Human Body Unit on Pinterest.
Do you know of some great Human Body resources? I would love to hear about them, leave a comment with a link to your resources for other to see! Don’t have a blog? Just leave your idea in the comments.

10 thoughts on “Human Anatomy Circulatory System

  1. Thanks for sharing at BTT! We have a very similiar unit planned in the very near future, your post will be a great reference, I see lots of other stuff that will be useful soon too 😉

  2. I just have to say…WOW! You have so many ideas and resources here! That candy blood model makes me want to wake up my kids and make one! I’m going to pin this–thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday!! I’ll “see” ya’ tomorrow!

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