Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Circulatory System

The Heart, Blood vessels, and Blood make up our circulatory system (Hubba Bubba Bubblegum). We learned and laughed at Bill Nye's video about the circulatory system.  We are studying about how the heart pumps the blood, what is carried in the blood, and how the blood vessels are a massive transportation system.  To better understand the complexities of the heart, we will be thinking about it as "the heart house." Please see the Children's Heart Institute website for more information about this.


Ask your student about how we made blood with food coloring, cheerios, marshmallows, salt, and purple spiky balls? See if they can remind you what represented the plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. We learned about the functions of each of these parts of the blood with our simulation.