Strategies to develop students' attitudes towards the problem, motivation, and overall mindfulness:
KWL chart, ask students if anyone they know has heart disease, invite someone from the local American Heart Association to come and speak, provide the class with pictures and diagrams of the system it self.
Activities While Using the Computer
Students will work at the computer groups
Student will work in small groups of three. Each member will have a role within the group. One will be the team leader and the assessor. They will be responsible for keeping the team on track and assigning each team member a rating of 1-10. 1=poor worker and 10=excellent worker. The next team member will be the writer. They are responsible for writing down all of the information the team gathers during their research. The third member is the typer. They are responsible for typing all the information on the computer. These jobs rotate every lesson.
Activities After Using the Computer
Students will proof-read and edit their written work. all team members will have an opportunity to offer feedback.
The students can work on word finds and crossword puzzles using vocabulary from the circulatory system. Allow students to make flash cards and quiz each other. Provide students with an internet scavenger hunt about the circulatory system. Have student create a week worth of heart healthy meals and snacks. ________________________________________
Students will be assessed by means of:
Included in the assessment:
The student will list the parts of the circulatory system and the function of each. The students will create a visual that will show how blood moves through the body. Students will create a narrative to accompany their visual.