Circulation and Respiration We have begun our unit on living systems in science (thank GOSH because Earth and Physical science have quite literally killed me this year...seriously, I feel like the most incompetent teacher when I teach science...but I digress...). Our main focus for the past week before Spring Break was the circulatory and respiratory systems. I thought I would share some of the things we have been doing, in case some of you are in the same unit yourselves. To get us started, we watched a few BrainPOP videos about circulation and blood. I found these in the HEALTH section, not the science section. The kids were very enthralled with these videos (they ALWAYS are really) There was quite a lot of information in them, which got us started on the right foot.
4D Imaging of Breathing Lungs A new 4D dynamic functional lung imaging method developed by engineers at Monash University will allow health professionals a chance to study breathing lungs in unprecedented detail. The device uses high-speed video captured by a very bright, high quality X-ray, resulting in a detailed map of lung function. A new lung imaging method has the potential to revolutionize the study of lungs in both normal and diseased states. Researchers from Monash University have developed a 4D dynamic functional lung imaging method, which allows them to study breathing lungs in unprecedented detail. The method, developed by Faculty of Engineering PhD student Stephen Dubsky, provides measurements of motion, expansion and flow at every point within the lung, during the entire breathing cycle.
Cooking-Oil-Comparison-Chart You already know that Extra Virgin Olive Oil is good for you. But what do you choose when it’s time to branch out and try something new? There are a lot of cooking oils out there, and many have misleading health claims on the label. It can be a bit overwhelming when you walk down the oil aisle in the store. Some oils are very healthful, others not so much — and for different reasons. Isn't it funny how bees make honey! - Science (F,1,2) - ABC Splash - Overview Discover where honey comes from. Learn how and why honey is made and how we get different types of honey. See what daily life is like in a bee colony. 5 mins 12 secs Source: For the Juniors: Farm to Table: Honey | Learning area: Science | Primary: Years F, 1, 2
Anatomy and Physiology Learning Modules - CEHD - U of M Quiz Bowl and Timed Test were retired at the end of summer 2013. Quiz Bowl had always been buggy, as many people had pointed out, and it had become difficult to maintain. It also used technology that doesn’t work on a lot of newer computers or tablets. Human Body System – Heart and Circulatory System Activities October 17, 2013 at 7:19 am , by Liesl Den This week, I’m out of commission. I’m having some pretty major ear surgery this week and I plan to lock the bedroom door and let my amazing and wonderful in-laws watch the kids while I recover. In the meantime, I wanted to leave you with something to look through. I picked out some old posts that might be of interest: Our study of the heart and circulatory system started with a listen to our own heartbeats.
3-D X-Ray Reveals Fibers that Control Heart Rhythm A 3-D image of the heart, showing the fibers that control heart rhythm. A new technique developed by scientists at the University of Liverpool may help medical experts develop ways to reduce the risk of fibrillation by showing them a 3-D image of the heart and the fibers that control heart rhythm. The new 3-D images could further understanding of how the body’s heartbeat can be disturbed, which may help medics develop ways to reduce the risk of fibrillation – a condition in which heart muscle contracts chaotically and fails to pump blood rhythmically around the body. The heart needs to pump blood in a regular rhythm to maintain a steady circulation of blood to all parts of the body. It does this through the coordinated action of the muscle tissue, that pumps the blood, and the conducting tissue, which is necessary to distribute an electrical wave to trigger every heartbeat. Source: University of Liverpool
Change by Us NYC Hey NYC! How can we make our city a better place to live? See more ideas New Ideas fire places in the city. humans need fire :) Farming bees. Buzzzz - Science (F,1,2) - ABC Splash - Overview Have you ever wondered what a bee farm looks like? This clip shows how bee farmers (apiarists) look after their bees. Watch the bee hives being opened and see the honey being collected. View the machinery used to collect and bottle the honey. 7 mins 34 secs