Habits of the heart and lungs

Habits of the heart and lungs
Publication Date: January, 2002
Type of Resource: Practical activity/investigation

This online resource deals with the circulatory and respiratory systems.

The resource is a series of lesson plans that teachers can use to demonstrate the key principles of operation of the circulatory and respiratory system.

There are also videos of operations that a teacher can choose to use. This is good for teacher ideas or for showing the videos to students.

Additional Information

These simple activities are a useful collection of videos and activities from which a teacher can choose appropriate activities for their classes. A number of everyday items are needed to do the practical aspects of the activities. (ACSSU150)

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Reflect on scientific investigations including evaluating the quality of the... > ACSIS146
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims... > ACSIS234
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation... > ACSIS140
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Measure and control variables, select equipment appropriate to the task and... > ACSIS141
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Construct and use a range of representations, including graphs, keys and models... > ACSIS144
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and... > ACSIS145
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and... > ACSIS139
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs that carry out specialised... > ACSSU150
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Multi-cellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal... > ACSSU175