Science: Cardiovascular System

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Grace demonstrated the cardiovascular system to the students. Each student drew out another’s body and then drew out their cardiovascular system. We used cheerios dipped in red paint represent red blood cells. Red blood cells lack nucleoli, and are therefore concave, much like cheerios dipped in paint.

Instructions:

Take a large sheet of white butcher’s paper and lay it on a flat surface. We chose to take tables and lay them on the floor because the room was carpeted.

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Pair up children so they can draw their partner out onto the paper.

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When they are finished take the red and blue paint and give each child a small amount on a disposable plate. Also give them each a handful of Cheerios. Then let them attach the cheerios to the matching red or blue lines to show how the blood flows from the heart to the different parts of the body.

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