Part of Lesson Plan: Flow of Blood Through the Heart
Activity Overview / Details
Place students in groups of 3-5 students depending on class size.
Once the students are in groups have each group select a recorder.
Once the recorder is selected, have the recorders each come up and get an envelope for their group.
Inside the envelope will be 3 different colors of paper with strips of the same color inside each piece of colored paper.
Specify which color paper they are to begin with and what order to proceed in so that they are progressing from chambers only, including the lungs, chambers plus blood vessels, to chambers blood vessels, and valves all at one time. For example, pink paper, with pink strips inside, has chambers. Each group member will take turns putting the chambers in order. They will then open the yellow paper with yellow strips inside. Yellow has all of the blood vessels. So each group member will then put all of the chambers in order adding in where the blood vessels should go in the sequence. They will then open the green paper with green strips inside. Green equals heart valves. Each member will then place of the strips in order adding in blood vessels.
Go through the steps of how they are to practice following the above instructions.
The role of the recorder will be to keep the piece of paper and check that each group member places the strips in the correct order.
Allow the groups to begin practicing putting the strips on the correct order. Walk around the room ensuring that all groups understand the process and all are involved. Allow 15-20 minutes of practice time.
When 20 minutes have passed, give instructions for the recorders to place all of the strips inside the correct color paper and place all three papers inside the envelopes then return the envelopes to you.