Crimson, scarlet, burgundy, cherry - blood flows through our bodies in all its vibrant shades of red.
Let’s explore our circulation system! Now surgeons, don’t be squeamish as we dissect an animal heart and examine the veins, arteries and chambers up close. They all work hard to move blood around our bodies. William Harvey was fascinated with anatomy, and made groundbreaking discoveries about valves. I wonder what we might uncover? Why do people give blood? Find out how to keep your heart happy with cardiovascular exercise and healthy food. Kick-start a campaign to spread the word about the damage caused by smoking, to the lungs and heart. Hearts pound, flutter and maybe skip a beat. What makes your heart race? Is it a secret? Cross my heart, I won’t tell!
Over the course of the term, we have dissected a lamb's heart, made our own blood sample to see the separation of the different components of blood, and made a stop-motion animation to show how our circulation system works. We have learnt about the discoveries of Dr William Harvey and researched the work of the British Heart Foundation to piece together a historical narrative of medical advancements related to our hearts.
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