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The Circulatory System

First The Basics - A little about the circulatory system, heart and blood!

The Circulatory System

Circulation Station - Great interactive activity. Students are given a task and must click on the correct body part to complete the job.

Circulatory system and the heart - slideshow, very detailed

Circulation Animation

Thinkquest - The circulatory system - how blood gets around the body.


Circulatory System


Blood

BrainPop Movie about Blood - (ask Mrs. Martell for user name and password)

Blood - what is it made of, types

 

The Heart

The Heart - Great animation with information

The Cardiovascular System Click on the heart to start the movie.

About the Heart - An interactive diagram with information

Great Heart Animations

Heart Animation Great flow animation

All About the Heart from KidsHealth

My Body: Heart and Blood

How Your Heart Works

Your Heart from Kids' health

How Your Heart Works from HowStuffWorks

How the Heart Works: The Heart House - the heart’s chambers are illustrated as if they were rooms in a heart.

Map of the Human Heart - has pumping animations

Now, what can go wrong?

Circulatory Disorders from Fact Monster. Links to some disorders

Anemia | Leukemia | Hemophilia | Heart Attack | Aneurysm
Sickel-cell Anemia | Arteriosclerosis | Rheumatic Fever

Anemia
Definition - Word! Anemia

About Anemia from KidsHealth, written for kids. Symptoms and treatment.

Anemia - Good, kid friendly site. Includes symptoms, causes, prevention & treatment

What is Anemia? National Heart Lung & Blood Institute Easy to nav w/ links to causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, prevention, key points and more.

Coming Soon!

All About Anemia - under construction but looks promising. Check back soon.

What is your AQ™(Anemia Quotient)? (quiz) not online yet.

Leukemia
Leukemia - from KidsHealth, written for kids

Leukemia - Topic Overview from Web MD

Leukemia from MedicneNet.com - Links to all questions. View is able to change font size.

What you need to know about Leukemia - National Cancer Institute online e book.

Leukemia - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - covers all questions

Hemophilia
Hemophilia - from KidsHealth, written for kids. Signs, symptoms, treatments, prevention

How to deal with Hemophilia, from KidsHealthy, written for kids. What doctors do for kids with hemophilia. How kids get the disease.

Early History - Royal Disease

Hemophilia in the Royal Family - How Disease can be Passed Through a Family Tree

Blood Clotting, Fact Monster

 

High Blood Pressure
BrainPop Movie about Blood Pressure (ask Mrs. Martell for user name and password)

Blood Pressure Explained from Fact Monster

High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure: Things You Can Do to Lower Your Blood Pressure
How to treat, effects of tobacco etc., lifestyle changes

What is High Blood Pressure? American Heart Association

About High Blood Pressure links to care and treatment

High Blood Pressure - links to all questions


Aneurysm
Aneurysm Definition from Fact Monster

Aneurysm from Fact Monster

What is an aneurysm? links to all questions

Aneurysm - links to all questions plus illustrations

Heart Attack
Heart Attack Definition by Fact Monster

Heart Attack - Senior Health

Infarction (heart attack) by Fact Monster

Heart Attack Definition and Description

Symptoms and Warning Signs

Heart Attack Medicine Plus


Sickle-cell Anemia
Do you know about sickle-cell anemia? from KidsHealth, written for kids. Symptoms, treatments and causes

Also from KidsHealth but written for teens

Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle Cell Disease

What Is Sickle Cell Anemia? from National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Links to all questions. Good illustrations.

Arteriosclerosis
Arteriosclerosis Definition from Fact Monster

Introduction Arteriosclerosis

What is Arteriosclerosis? Brief and Straightforward Guide from Wise Geek

Arteriosclerosis Signs and Symptoms, links to diagnosis and treatment

Arteriosclerosis - article from Fact Monster

Arteriosclerosis (hardening arteries)/ Atherosclerosis (build up of plaque) - comprehensive site covering symptoms and treatments, by Crestor


Rheumatic Fever
Rheumatic Fever Symptoms, Causes & Treatments by Univ of Virginia

Rheumatic Fever by Texas Heart Institute. Causes and symptoms

Rheumatic Fever, medical home manual


Activities

Circulation Station - Great interactive activity. Students are given a task and must click on the correct body part to complete the job.

About the heart - An interactive diagram with information

Watch your heart valves at work

View the parts of the heart w/wo labels

Watch the flow of blood to the heart

Use a stethoscope to find the heart

Kathleen Martell, Instructional Technology Specialist
Needham Public Schools, Needham MA
February 2008