We’ve been learning about the human body and we’re slowly making our way through all of the body systems with my science worksheets. My kids are always asking about their bodies so these worksheets are going to come in handy when we’re ready to jump into our biology unit.
All of the arteries are in red because they carry blood away from the heart and it has been replenished with oxygen.
The blue veins are all coming towards the heart to because they are low in oxygen and this is what I tell my kids when we talk about the circulatory system. Learn more about it with these circulatory system worksheets for kids.
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I also like to discuss what’s in the blood but I’ll save that for our immune system discussion for now. While there are many smaller artery and veins that branch off, I just focused on the larger ones here.
There are many activities you can do and discuss your heart rate while at rest and then after exercise, they’re some wonderful books to illustrate what you’re discussing as well.
My favorite is creating play dough models of organs so you can test what your child remembers.
Recommended Human Body Kits
Explore the body with these hands-on human body models to get a feel for where the organs or located within our bodies.
Smart Lab You Explore It: Human Body ModelSmartLab Toys Totally Squishy From Head-To-ToeLearning Resources Human Body ModelMelissa & Doug Magnetic Human Body Anatomy Play Set With 24 Magnetic Pieces and Storage Tray
See the major pathway of the circulatory system after you finish the coloring page.
How does blood travel through the body?
The heart is the engine of the body and is responsible for distributing blood that is oxygen rich to the rest of the body. The heart looks like a hollow organ but it has 4 chambers.
The right side receives blood that is low in oxygen from the body, it goes through the right atrium to the right ventricle then to the lungs to get oxygen. It then goes through the left atrium to the left ventricle and out through the aorta to the rest of the body.
Recommended Human Body Books
Extend the activity and explore these amazing colorful human body books to get a better sense of how the entire body works together.
Always have reference books on hand to help answer your child’s questions. You don’t have to know everything but you can look up the answers together.
Human Body! (Knowledge Encyclopedias)Human Body: A Visual EncyclopediaHuman Body: An Illustrated Guide to Every Part of the Human Body and How It WorksInside Out Human Body: Explore the World’s Most Amazing Machine-You!
Get the circulatory system worksheets below along with the other human body worksheets in the bundle below.