11-13 yrs old
14-18 yrs old
Physical Health & Wellness
Students create models of parts of the circulatory system and reproduce the path of blood in the heart
July 2, 2020
Example of a world created to perhaps help you, teacher, to better visualize the proposal
Note: The texts in this world are in portuguese
You could start the subject by launching some questions for reflection:
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
Students should reproduce in Minecraft structures and subjects related to the class theme.
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
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
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.
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