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Boston St Mary's RC Primary Academy


Boston's Catholic School

Term 5 - Blood Heart

Crimson, scarlet, burgundy, cherry...blood flows through our bodies in all its vibrant shades of red. Let's explore our circulation system! Now surgeons, don't be squeamish as we dissect and animal heart and examine the veins, arteries and chambers up close. They all work hard to move blood around our bodies.

William Harvey was fascinated with anatomy and made ground-breaking discoveries about valves. I wonder what we might uncover.

Why do people give blood? What happens if our heart doesn't work properly? Is the use of animal hearts in transplants the right thing to do? Let's discuss it!

Find out how to keep your heart happy with cardiovascular exercise and healthy food. Kick-start a campaign to spread the word about the damage caused by smoking to the lungs and heart.

Hearts point, flutter and maybe skip a beat... What makes your heart race? Is it a secret? Cross my heart, I won't tell!