Cardioheads - Heart, lungs, cardiovascular disease

Cardioheads - Heart, lungs, cardiovascular disease
Type of Resource: Unit of Work

This website was created by the University of Colarado and American teachers. It contains units of work concerning the cardiovascular system. It is broken into three sections: the heart, blood and cardiovascular disease. Each section contains teacher notes and student notes for experimental work. Each activity is based on current-day situations, such as how to do a heart bypass using sheep's hearts and straws, and the effects of alcohol and caffeine on Daphnia (water flea) heart rate. All materials can be obtained within Australia. As always, teachers are encouraged to create their own MSDS.

Additional Information

14 December, 2016: The original resource is no longer available. This copy is made available through the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine—ASTA_admin.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate ideas, findings and evidence-based solutions to problems using... > ACSIS148
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Reflect on scientific investigations including evaluating the quality of the... > ACSIS146
  • 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 8 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have... > ACSHE136
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Plan, select and use appropriate investigation types, including field work and... > ACSIS165
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Multi-cellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal... > ACSSU175