What happens to the circulatory system during exercise?

In today's lesson, we will be learning all about the circulatory system and the effect exercise has on this system. First, we will discuss what the circulatory system is. Then, we will identify how the circulatory system connects to the muscles. We will then be measuring our own heart rate and conducting a small exercise experiment where we will compare our resting heart rate to our heart rate after completing an exercise.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Choose the word that finishes the sentence. "When a muscle contracts it gets..."

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Q2.Choose the word that finishes the sentence. "When a muscle relaxes it gets..."

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Q3.How many muscles are in the human body?

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Q4.Choose the word that finishes the sentence. "When one muscle relaxes the other..."

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Choose the word that finishes the sentence. "When a muscle contracts it gets..."

1/4

Q2.Choose the word that finishes the sentence. "When a muscle relaxes it gets..."

2/4

Q3.How many muscles are in the human body?

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Q4.Choose the word that finishes the sentence. "When one muscle relaxes the other..."

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What happens to the circulatory system during exercise?

Well done today, you have worked incredibly hard! Let's see how much you have learnt today about the circulatory system during exercise.

Q1.Which part of the circulatory system pushes blood to all parts of the body?

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Q2.Which part of the circulatory system carries blood around your body from the tip of your toes to the top of your head?

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Q3.Which part of the circulatory system carries important substances like oxygen and nutrients to the muscles?

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Q4.What substance is produced in the muscles during exercise?

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Quiz:

What happens to the circulatory system during exercise?

Well done today, you have worked incredibly hard! Let's see how much you have learnt today about the circulatory system during exercise.

Q1.Which part of the circulatory system pushes blood to all parts of the body?

1/4

Q2.Which part of the circulatory system carries blood around your body from the tip of your toes to the top of your head?

2/4

Q3.Which part of the circulatory system carries important substances like oxygen and nutrients to the muscles?

3/4

Q4.What substance is produced in the muscles during exercise?

4/4

Lesson summary: What happens to the circulatory system during exercise?

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