Professional Learning Podcast Treasury Lesson Plans Personal Workspace Site Search ALEXville Learning Assets Home Courses of Study

Narrow Results:

Lesson Plans (14) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (7) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Assessments (2) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress.
Informational Materials (4) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (9) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (5) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities.
Teacher Tools (1) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards). Learning Assets (1)


ALEX Lesson Plans


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Health (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: A Cardiovascular Excursion
Description: Students will describe the functions of the cardiovascular system by tracing the flow of blood through the body.  It involves the use of technology to demonstrate the basics of this science concept along with a vast understanding of common and complex disorders.


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: English Language Arts (10), or Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: The Flow of Red Blood Cells
Description: Students will research the flow of red blood cells through the body. The student will prepare a presentation (oral or written) based on RAFT (role, audience, format, theme). Students will use technology to do research for accuracy of information and English Language Arts for presentation.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Traffic Jams in the Circulatory System!
Description: Students will discover how atherosclerosis can cause plaque build up in the inner walls of arteries leading to hardening of the arteries which leads to cardiac disease. Students will research atherosclerosis using the Internet and prepare a slide show presentation to communicate the causes and effects of atherosclerosis. Each student will complete a newsletter or brochure to motivate other students, teachers, and staff to monitor diet.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Science
Title: Modern Leeching     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how leeches, popular in medicine in the 1800s, are still used by doctors today, sometimes for safely removing congested blood from a wound. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Health, Science
Title: Blood Cholesterol     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about whether donating blood could actually be good for you. In the interview, Kirsten Alcorn, Medical Director of the Washington Hospital Center's transfusion service, discusses whether or not donating blood can help you get rid of cholesterol. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Health, Science
Title: Transplant     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students use the Internet to learn about the workings and anatomy of the heart and the medical techniques that help people live longer, healthier lives. Students then use their knowledge to discuss controversial issues surrounding heart transplants. Students also perform an online simulation of a heart transplant to get a more realistic idea of what is involved.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Health
Title: Changing Lifestyles and Heart Health     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students examine and evaluate changes in diet and lifestyle from prehistoric to modern times and how these differences have spurred the development (and better treatment) of heart disease. They then use their knowledge in a debate between students representing hunter-gatherers and modern students. Students also critically examine their own diets.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Health, Science
Title: Healing Grapes     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about efforts to boost the positive effects of some free radicals. Scientists have discovered that a compound found in grape seeds turns into a free radical when it's applied directly to wounds, promoting new blood vessel and skin growth. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Health,Mathematics,Science
Title: Cardiac Output, Rates of Change, and Accumulation     
Description: In this unit of four lessons, from Illuminations, students explore the measurement of the amount of blood being pumped by a heart. The measurement is based upon two common problems: (1) a flow rate and accumulation problem and (2) a concentration problem.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Health,Mathematics
Title: Gather Data     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students explore rates of change and accumulation in context by modeling cardiac output. They use an interactive Java applet to create a graph of the data they collect.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Mathematics,Science
Title: Analyze the Data     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students explore rates of change and accumulation in context. They calculate concentrations and flow rates and use an interactive Java applet to graph their data.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Health, Science
Title: Hearts & Worms     
Description: In Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how a worm that has no heart is helping scientists figure out why potentially beneficial drugs may have deadly heart reactions in humans. Christina Petersen, an anesthesiologist from Vanderbilt University, explains how a tiny roundworm, known as C. elegans, beats rhythmically like a human heart, has similar electrical properties, and is controlled by similar genes. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Science
Title: Young Blood     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how young blood can help old muscles heal faster. An experiment found that blood from younger mice stimulated stem cells in the muscles and livers of older mice. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Health
Title: Gum and Heart Disease     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how scientists have found two kinds of oral bacteria in human artery plaque, a sticky substance that clogs blood vessels. This implies that certain strains of bacteria have the ability to travel from gum to artery tissue. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



ALEX Learning Assets


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Title: With Every Beat of My Heart
Digital Tool: Video: Circulatory System
Digital Tool Description: This video presents an overview of the circulatory system. It could be used as an intro or a review.  Great places to stop and engage students. It introduces students to parts of the heart, traces the path of blood through the heart and the rest of the body, discusses the difference in oxygenated and deoxygenated blood, gives the functions of coronary arteries, and differentiates between systole and diastole.  The video is also available via wn: http://wn.com/circulatory *Note: This url has several videos on the circulatory system. The one referenced is the first that is listed. 


ALEX Podcasts


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Body Systems Series:  V - The Cardiovascular System
Overview:
Explore the cardiovascular system of the human body with an overview about blood, the heart, blood vessels, and gas exchange in the body.  Appropriate for grades 6-12.  


Thinkfinity Podcasts


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Science
Title: Modern Leeching     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how leeches, popular in medicine in the 1800s, are still used by doctors today, sometimes for safely removing congested blood from a wound. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Health, Science
Title: Blood Cholesterol     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about whether donating blood could actually be good for you. In the interview, Kirsten Alcorn, Medical Director of the Washington Hospital Center's transfusion service, discusses whether or not donating blood can help you get rid of cholesterol. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Health, Science
Title: Healing Grapes     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about efforts to boost the positive effects of some free radicals. Scientists have discovered that a compound found in grape seeds turns into a free radical when it's applied directly to wounds, promoting new blood vessel and skin growth. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Health, Science
Title: Hearts & Worms     
Description: In Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how a worm that has no heart is helping scientists figure out why potentially beneficial drugs may have deadly heart reactions in humans. Christina Petersen, an anesthesiologist from Vanderbilt University, explains how a tiny roundworm, known as C. elegans, beats rhythmically like a human heart, has similar electrical properties, and is controlled by similar genes. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Science
Title: Young Blood     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how young blood can help old muscles heal faster. An experiment found that blood from younger mice stimulated stem cells in the muscles and livers of older mice. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Health
Title: Gum and Heart Disease     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how scientists have found two kinds of oral bacteria in human artery plaque, a sticky substance that clogs blood vessels. This implies that certain strains of bacteria have the ability to travel from gum to artery tissue. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Web Resources


Podcasts


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Beating Heart
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the cardiovascular system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Circulatory System Study Jam
http://studyjams.sch...
StudyJams has an animated video on the flow of blood to and from the heart and the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. A quiz is provided as a assessment.

Assessments


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Beating Heart
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the cardiovascular system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Circulatory System Study Jam
http://studyjams.sch...
StudyJams has an animated video on the flow of blood to and from the heart and the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. A quiz is provided as a assessment.

Informational Materials


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
ThinkQuest: Human Body
http://library.think...
A web site of basic human anatomy with interactives. Although this is geared toward elementary grades, it works well for introducing topics or remediation.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
A Guided Tour of the Visible Human
http://www.madsci.or...
This virtual anatomy site includes cross-sections, some interactives, and 3-D models.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Anatomy & Physiology
http://www.training....
A unit for each body system is provided and includes notes, diagrams, interactives, and quizzes.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Resources for Science Learning
http://www-medlib.me...
This resource can be used to show actual pictures of organs that are found in the body. It can be used as an introductory to a particular system in the body.

Interactives/Games


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
ThinkQuest: Human Body
http://library.think...
A web site of basic human anatomy with interactives. Although this is geared toward elementary grades, it works well for introducing topics or remediation.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
A Guided Tour of the Visible Human
http://www.madsci.or...
This virtual anatomy site includes cross-sections, some interactives, and 3-D models.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Resources for Science Learning
http://www-medlib.me...
This resource can be used to show actual pictures of organs that are found in the body. It can be used as an introductory to a particular system in the body.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
KidsHealth - My Body
http://kidshealth.or...
This is an interactive site for human anatomy. This site provides information on various body systems in an easy to understand format that can be used with all students. A Spanish version is also available.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Virtual Body
http://www.medtropol...
Great information and interactives on systems of the human body. The systems included are, brain, skeleton, heart, and digestive track. This is also available in Spanish.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Beating Heart
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the cardiovascular system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Cardiology Virtual Lab
http://www.hhmi.org/...
Teachers or students can enter this virtual lab and enter the world of cardiology.

Learning Activities


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Virtual Body
http://www.medtropol...
Great information and interactives on systems of the human body. The systems included are, brain, skeleton, heart, and digestive track. This is also available in Spanish.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Beating Heart
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the cardiovascular system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Cardiology Virtual Lab
http://www.hhmi.org/...
Teachers or students can enter this virtual lab and enter the world of cardiology.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Circulatory System Study Jam
http://studyjams.sch...
StudyJams has an animated video on the flow of blood to and from the heart and the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. A quiz is provided as a assessment.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
The Pulse is Right
http://www.kineticci...
This learning activity takes students through taking their heart beat from a resting stage through various levels of exercise.

Teacher Tools


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Beating Heart
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the cardiovascular system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

Thinkfinity Interactive Games


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Educational Technology,Health,Science
Title: Heart Transplant     
Description: This E-sheet, from a Science NetLinks lesson, guides students through a series of online activities related to the human heart, heart disease, and substitute hearts.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Health,Science
Title: Changing Lifestyles and Heart Health     
Description: This E-sheet, from a Science NetLinks lesson, guides students in exploring Web sites about heart disease research. Students then respond to questions based on the information they have read.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Alabama Virtual Library
Alabama Virtual Library

Hosted by Alabama Supercomputer Authority
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The Malone Family Foundation
The Malone Family Foundation
Thinkfinity
Thinkfinity
Best of the Web

Web Design by: Digital Mason LLC