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Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentine's Day FREEBIE!


Gail Skroback Hennessey

Valentine's Day is February 14th. The symbol of the holiday is a heart. What do you know about the human heart and the Valentine’s Day holiday? Grab a red pencil and use this web quest to find out some very interesting facts about the human heart and the holiday of Valentine’s Day! Then, try the RED Game!

1. In a lifetime, about how many beats can a person’s heart beat? _________________ What was Dr. Christopher Barnard, the first to successfully do, in 1967?____________________ The ancient Egyptians believed the heart was the center of what two things? _________________and ______________What is the only part of the body that does not get blood?______________________ Find the answers at this link:

2. There are FOUR parts of the heart. There are two____________and two _______________ compartments. Which have the oxygen filled red blood?___________________ Which has the purplish-blue blood (lacking
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oxygen) which is returning to the heart?______________What is the size of the average heart? ______________
Find the answers at this link:

3. The ___________ carries the blood back to the heart and the _________carries blood from the heart to the body.Which part of the body protects the heart from injury? _________________ Find the answers at this link:

4. The heart is not actually located on the left side of the body. Where is it actually found and between which two organs? ____________________________________ During the average lifetime, about how many barrels of blood will be pumped?____________________ Find the answers at this link:

All things RED!
Test you “red” knowledge:
1. Name a jewel that is the color red:__________________________
2. Who is the famous cartoon dog of this color?___________________________

 3. A story about a girl and a wolf: _____________________________
4. Name a traffic sign which is red: ___________________________
5. Name a red bird: _______________________________________
6. Name a red insect: _____________________________________
7. Name two red fruits: ______________________________________
8.  Name three red vegetables:_________________________________________
9.  Which large planet has several big red spots?__________________________page2image10520 page2image10680 page2image10840 page2image11000 page2image11160 
Fun Facts
1. The capillaries are so tiny, it would take 10 human hairs to show their thickness. Think garden hose which is the width of the aorta, the largest artery in your body.
2. The average person has blood travel through their body in one day that would reach 12,000 miles if measured in a straight line.
3. Did you know when you sneeze, your heart stops? Each day, your heart beats about 100,000 times.
4. Your body has about six quarts of blood which circulate through the body THREE times in ONE minute.
5. The heart is a MUSCLE.

Teacher Page:
1. Before doing the activity, ask the students to share any prior knowledge they might have about the heart and the history of Valentine's Day.
2. Have students do the web quest and "All Things Red" in small groups. Then, as a class discuss the activity.
3. Discuss Fact and Opinion and have the small groups of students make up a 7 Fact/Opinion review on information learned in the activity to exchange with another group to complete.

Extension Activities:
1. Write a paragraph pretending you are the HEART and tell a day in your life. Include 3 facts learned about the heart in your story.
2. Make a Valentine’s Day card to give to someone in a nursing home or elderly person in your community.
3. Try the name that
candy quiz!
4. Charle Brown wants a Valentine on Valentine’s Day, in the television special, "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown." How do you think he felt as Valentine’s Day approaches. How would you feel? Write a paragraph pretending to be Charlie Brown and share your thoughts.
5. Illustrate a Fun Fact.

Check out my Valentine’s Day Webquest which has 9 web questions, lots of additional extension activities and includes my Red Game (of 20 All Things Red statements): https://

Check out my Everything Has a History...even Candy! (A webquest/ extension activities):

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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