Science From the Heart

by: Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan

It's a fact: kids today are less fit than they were only a generation ago. Many are showing early signs of cardiovascular risk factors such as physical inactivity, excess weight, and higher blood cholesterol. Now more than ever, it is important to teach children how to keep their hearts healthy. The books and activities, in this chapter, engage students in simple heart investigations and help them learn that regular physical activity can promote heart health.

Grade Levels

Early Childhood Elementary


Lesson Plans Life Science Literacy Teaching Strategies


Type Book ChapterPub Date 4/15/2012Stock # PB315X_39

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