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Facts about the Heart

Facts about the Heart
Use Valentine’s Day to sneak in a little science with facts about the heart!
Facts about the Heart for Kids
Facts about the Heart
  • A child’s heart is approximately the size of his fist.
  • The heart circulates the blood supply about 1,000 times each day.
  • The heart pumps the equivalent of 5,000 to 6,000 quarts of blood per day.
  • If the blood vessels in the body were joined end to end, they would circle the Earth two and a half times.
  • Most women’s hearts beat faster than men’s.
  • Scientists have found that laughing is good for your heart.
  • Blood is almost 80% water.
  • You could drive a truck 20 miles using the energy created by the heart in one day.
Facts from Scholastic’s Instructor Magazine, Winter 2011
These facts are ideal for 1st and 2nd grade students, but can be talked about with your preschoolers too.
Show your child how to find their pulse and count it. Try it again after jumping around the room. Who’s is faster? For older children, try this label the human heart worksheet. 

Elle Belles Bows

Tuesday 8th of February 2011

Love this post! My sister had open heart surgery as a child. So, I have always been fascinated with facts and the inner workings of the heart. Kerri

JDaniel4's Mom

Tuesday 8th of February 2011

We love to walk through the heart at our local children's museum.