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MineHeart

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

Physical Health & Wellness

Science

Students create models of parts of the circulatory system and reproduce the path of blood in the heart

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avatar Submitted By: MARCO ROSSELLINI

July 2, 2020

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Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

Supporting Files

Heart World


Example of a world created to perhaps help you, teacher, to better visualize the proposal Note: The texts in this world are in portuguese

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the heart as a muscular organ, discussing its location, its functioning and its function in the circulatory system. Recognize how human blood circulation happens Relate life habits with diseases and complications of the circulatory system

Guiding Ideas

You could start the subject by launching some questions for reflection:

  • What is the heart?
  • Have you heard anything about i?
  • What is its function?
  • How do you imagine it?
  • What is it made of?
  • How does it work?
  • Do you know any diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels?

Then you can present a presentation in Sway or PowerPoint about the heart, the circulatory system, related diseases and lifestyle habits that help to prevent damage to the heart and blood vessels

You can use applications that contain 3D models of the heart and circulatory system. Access the Microsost Store and type Anatomy, you will find many options. Some paid and some free.

If your institution has virtual reality glasses, you could use the Heart Insight app, also available on the Microsoft Store

 

Student Activities

Students should reproduce in Minecraft structures and subjects related to the class theme.

Suggestion:

Teacher:

  • Divide the class into groups and define what activities each group will perform within the world in Minecraft (Suggestions for activities below, in the topic students).
  • Create a flat world, in creative mode and with member permission for students.
  • Open the world, be a host and give the world code for students to enter.
  • Open Classroom Mode to help manage and view activities

Students

A group should create a cross-sectional model of the heart and place signs, posters, boards explaining the path of blood in the heart.

Another group could create a blood vessel with fat plates inside and demonstrate how difficult it is to walk inside the vessel. At this point, making a connection with the obstruction of blood flow in the vessels and what types of problems this could cause.

And another group could create a village that would encourage healthy lifestyle habits, helping to prevent complications related to the circulatory system

Students should take photos of their productions and export them to the teacher through the portfolio

Performance Expectations

You could use the rubrics below

Cross-section of the heart:

Beginner Performance - Students were unable to correctly reproduce heart structures

Intermediate Performance - The students were able to correctly reproduce the structures of the heart, but were not very accurate regarding the correct blood flow in the heart

Advanced Performance - The students were able to correctly reproduce the structures of the heart and accurately represented the blood flow in the heart, with correct information on the signs and boards

Blood vessel model:

Beginner Performance - Students failed to correctly reproduce a blood vessel

Intermediate Performance - Students correctly reproduced a blood vessel structure with fat plates inside

Advanced Performance - Students correctly reproduced a blood vessel structure with fat plates inside it and made a good relationship between the obstruction of blood flow in the vessels and the problems caused by this situation

Healthy village:

Beginner Performance - Students just reproduced a village, but unrelated to encouraging healthy living habits

Intermediate Performance - Students reproduced a village, but with few illustrative examples of encouraging healthy living habits

Advanced Performance - Students reproduced a village and with good examples of encouraging healthy living habits, such as a market for natural products, an organic garden and recreation areas encouraging physical exercise.

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Supporting Files

Heart World


Example of a world created to perhaps help you, teacher, to better visualize the proposal Note: The texts in this world are in portuguese