The Heart & Your Health Module
When time allows, we discuss diseases of the heart, as well as the role of diet in controlling heart disease, including strokes and heart-attacks. Stethoscopes are provided for the students to listen to their own hearts. Students also try to take their own pulse, to feel how fast the heart is pumping blood. If there is time, we demonstrate and explain the taking of blood pressure, and what it tells a nurse or doctor when they measure it.
Where Taught: Classroom
# Students: Maximum of 30 students per presentation
Time needed for presentation: 45 minutes (heart only), 60 minutes (heart and blood pressure). We will need 5-10 minutes to prepare for the next session.
Georgia Performance Standards:
S7L2 Students will describe the structure and function of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.
a. Explain that cells are organized into tissues, tissues into organs, organs into systems, and systems into organisms.
b. Explain that tissues, organs, and organ systems serve the needs cells have for oxygen, food, and waste removal.
c. Explain the role of the major organ systems in the human body.