Teaching Through Trade Books: Science From the Heartby: Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan

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It's a fact: kids today are less fit than they were only a generation ago. Many are showing early signs of cardiovascular risk factors such as physical inactivity, excess weight, and higher blood cholesterol. Now more than ever, it is important to teach children how to keep their hearts healthy. The following books and activities engage students in simple heart investigations and help them learn that regular physical activity can promote heart health.

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  • on Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:37 AM

This collection is made to help students learn to keep their hearts healthy. Two trade books are recommended for students in grades K to 4. The article includes two 5E Learning lessons for the same grades. The first is called “Hearing Hearts” where children learn about the heart and exercise. The second lesson called “What Gets the Heart Pumping.” This activity allows students to measure heart rate. Both activities are age appropriate and good to young students to know about

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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