The current Unit of Inquiry in Grade 2 focuses on how healthy life choices facilitate the optimal functions of the human body’s systems and organs. Students are learning about the function of various systems and organs, the interdependence of all bodily systems and the choices we make in order to keep our bodies healthy and strong. The following was reposted from Mr. Burton’s blog:
“Yesterday morning we learned about our circulatory system by examining pig hearts. We learned how the heart functions, how it is connected to other systems in the body, and that it is our responsibility to keep our hearts healthy.
Dr. Cooper and her family brought in several pig hearts so the students could examine their structures, hold them, and dissect them! In addition, we watched several short videos explaining how blood flows through the heart, we listened to our own heartbeats through a stethoscope, and detected our own radial and carotid pulse.
We also had an older sibling join us in order to assist his family and help his little sister.
Thank you to Dr. Cooper for this wonderful hands-on experience. The students enjoyed it and asked lots of great questions.”