Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Alien Hearts Are Complete!!

My posts this week have centered around this super cool science activity that students completed today.  These pics were snapped as they were finishing everything off.  I can say, without a doubt, that student understanding of how the heart functions is so much better now that they have done this project.  I could really tell that one area that they really struggled with was the idea that the pulmonary artery carries oxygen deprived blood and that the pulmonary vein carries the oxygen rich blood.  It seemed that they kept coming back to that idea over and over again, trying to wrap their brains around it. (FYI, arteries go away from the heart didn't seem to satisfy their understanding.)













4 comments:

Ms. D said...

Love it!

Rebekah said...

So wonderful to see hands on learning with play dough with older kids. I bet they absorbed a lot of information with this method of teaching.

Carolyn Wilhelm said...

Very nice extention idea that really gets at application and demonstration of learning. Your students won't forget this lesson! Carolyn

Andrea said...

I bet they loved being able to apply it hands-on. What a great idea!

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