February is American Heart Month. Heart disease continues to be the number one killer of men and women in the United States.
This month we are going to focus on hearth anatomy, function (physiology) and the risk factors for heart disease. This will include student activities, lesson plans, worksheets, and more.
This is part of an ongoing series on the human body.
The heart is a powerful pump.
What are the parts that make up a human heart?
- right atria
- right ventricle
- left atria
- left ventricle.
Looking for teaching resources for the circulatory system?
- tricuspid valve
- pulmonary semilunar valve
- bicuspid/mitral valve
- aortic semilunar valve
American Heart Month
February is American Heart Month, but it means more than just wearing red. It is about raising awareness of cardiovascular risk factors and the need for more research and innovation in the treatment of cardiovascular disease in both young and old. Every February, I raise funds to help support a charity that supports the mission of the American Heart Month.
This year I will be donating 25% of the proceeds from items purchased in my shop to charities that support CHD patients and their families. This is a subject that is very personal to me as I lost my older brother, Michael, to CHD.
There are lots of amazing kids fighting CHD right now and one of my favorite heroes is Finn. Finn had life-changing (for the better) surgery this past fall. After speaking with Finn’s mom, we will be donating to two charities that she recommended: Mended Little Hearts and The Children’s Heart Foundation.