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Love my heart

This science and health education event takes Year 7 - 10 students on a dynamic journey of discovery, explaining just how amazing the human heart is, how it functions, what heart disease is, and how to look after your heart. The programme will uses demonstrations of heart rate, blood pressure and EKG, audio-visuals, models and audience participation.

Year 7 - 8


Curriculum Links: Science - Level 4 Living World | Health and PE - Level 4 Personal Health and Physical Development | Maths - Level 4 Number Strategies

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Heart Facts
Describe what heart rate measures and why it changes speed. (221.1 kB, PDF)
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The Beat Really Does Go On
Measure heart rate and carry out simple calculations based on this. (154.2 kB, PDF)
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Structure of the Mighty Pump
Describe the structure of the heart (408.5 kB, PDF)
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Blood Flow and Vessels
Describe the pathway of blood around the body. (325.9 kB, PDF)
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Vessels of the Body
Describe the structure and function of the vessels in which blood is transported. (462.3 kB, PDF)
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Reduce your Risk factors
Describe the risk factors and explain ways of managing these (502.0 kB, PDF)
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Dominoes game
Describe words and their meanings (251.7 kB, PDF)
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Quiz
Quick quiz (149.4 kB, PDF)
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Year 9 - 10


Curriculum Links: Science - Level 5 Living World | Health and PE - Level 5 Personal Health and Physical Development | Maths - Level 5 Number Strategies

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Heart Facts
Describe what heart rate measures and why it changes speed. (221.1 kB, PDF)
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The Beat Really Does Go On
Measure heart rate and carry out simple calculations based on this measurement. (308.9 kB, PDF)
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Structure of the Mighty Pump
Describe the structure of the heart (403.5 kB, PDF)
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Blood Flow and Vessels
Describe the pathway of blood around the body. (323.6 kB, PDF)
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Lub Dub
Describe the valves in the heart. (375.3 kB, PDF)
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Reduce your Risk factors
Describe the risk factors for heart disease and make a presentation on how to manage these. (437.4 kB, PDF)
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Vessels of the Body
Describe the structure and function of the vessels in which blood is transported. (459.1 kB, PDF)
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Dominoes game
Describe words and their meanings (251.4 kB, PDF)
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Event Support


"Love My Heart" was supported by:

  • The Liggins Institute
  • The National Research Centre for Growth and Development
  • The University of Auckland
  • The University of Southampton KordiaTM
  • R2.co.nz
  • ProVision NZ Ltd
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • The NZ Heart Foundation
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