#CelebrateWithDE – Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is all about heart. Heart candy, heartfelt emotions, heart-shaped cards and gifts. Why not celebrate this day by studying the actual heart with your students? The possibilities are endless: anatomy, biology, art, careers, history. We’ve gotten the ideas pumping and offer these resources and activities for you. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Use our Valentine’s Day Content Collection to find resources for all grade bands, including content, lesson starters, and instructional strategies.


Anatomy and the Heartbeat

Engage your students in the beat of the heart – literally. Start the activity with the strategy Surround Sound (Canadian Version) from our Spotlight on Strategies series and challenge your students to 1) identify the sound and 2) identify which heartbeat is normal, fast, and very fast. Then, use the videos, below, to review what’s behind each heartbeat.

 
Heartbeat
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Sound Effect

Heart Beating Normal Speed (Canadian Version)
Heart Beating Fast Speed (Canadian Version)
Heart Beating Very Fast Speed (Canadian Version)
 
More Science Please: Follow the Beat of Your Heart
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook
Grades K-2, 3-5, Full Video

Explores each part of the heart and reveals how the heart provides the entire body with blood and oxygen.
 
Science in Progress: Reviewing the Cardiovascular System
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Full Video

Provides a detailed overview of the cardiovascular system by introducing the role of each part of the heart, and by revealing how the cardiovascular system works with other body systems.


Health and the Heart

Help younger students understand the relationship between healthy habits and the heart by assigning this virtual lab, available in English and Spanish.
 
On Your Mark, Get Set…Start Your Heart!
(Canadian Version)
(Spanish Version)
Science Techbook
Grades K-2, 3-5, Virtual Lab

The cycling team needs help getting in shape for the big race. What kind of exercise will make them “heart healthy” so they can win? Students try a variety of exercise schemes to find out.


Art, Robotics, and the Heart

Make the connection between art and robotics and careers in the medical field. Have your students read or watch these resources and complete Quick Writes (Canadian Version) from the SOS series about whether they would be interested in any of the aspects depicted in these career fields.
 
From Art to Heart
(Canadian Version)
Science Techbook
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, Reading Passage

How art helped doctors develop the artificial heart.
 
 
Heart Surgery
(Canadian Version)
Science Techbook
Grades 9-12, Video Segment

Cameras and robotic arms assist a surgeon as he performs arterial bypass surgery. The patient’s health improves, allowing her to return to a more normal life.


Interested in joining classrooms around the world to Celebrate holidays year round? Check out our Timely Content Page for our Virtual Viewing Parties and more Instructional Strategies.

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  1. dinagrp.com said:

    he cycling team needs help getting in shape for the big race. What kind of exercise will make them “heart healthy” so they can win? Students try a variety of exercise schemes to find out.

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