Heart restarts

In this activity children learn about the heart and what causes the heart to stop working properly and the need for transplants.

Description

Many children will have heard the news story of Hannah who had a heart transplant as a baby which is the theme for this activity.  Children will be using Hannah's story to engage their interest in keeping healthy. This activity will be a joint science and speaking and listening project. 

Children learn about the heart. They learn about what causes the heart to stop working properly and the need for transplants. In a role playing exercise they can explore the science behind the story and their feelings about the idea of transplants.

Learning Objective:

-    To use scientific names for some of the major organs of body systems in this case the heart.

Children will learn:

-    Be able to describe the main functions of organs of the human body, the heart. 

 

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Acknowledgements

These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.