[Surfnetkids: 25 Jan 2012] Human Heart

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#1. January 25, 2012

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Do you follow me on Twitter? A few years ago I stopped tweeting about Surfnetkids resources for calendar events, but I am going to start again. Yay!

The Surfnetkids Calendar includes both the obvious (Martin Luther King Day: Jan 16, 2012 http://bjf.me/xKchG1) and the obscure (Nellie Bly Returns From Her 72-day Trip Around the World: Jan 25, 1890 http://bjf.me/ABiIBJ).

But I have a question. Should I tweet all the events in the Surfnetkids Calendar? That might be 2 or 3 a day. Or should I limit myself to 5 or 7 per week? Your thoughts, please! I wonder how many tweets is too many?

You can answer me on Twitter, by following me here:

Or you can post your thoughts on my blog:

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Human Heart

by Barbara J. Feldman

Human Heart Printable (** for premium members only)

Your heart is located in the upper left-hand side of your chest and if you place your hand there, you can feel it beating. The heart continually pumps blood to all parts of the body, and never stops beating, even when you are asleep. Because of its importance, many complex surgeries (and even artificial hearts) have been developed to keep one’s heart going thump, thump, thump.

Franklin Institute: The Human Heart
Wow! During your lifetime, your heart will beat two and a half billion times without stopping to rest. This site provides information about what the human heart is, and how it grows and develops. It also explains the structure of the heart, with images and diagrams. There are activities for the classroom, index cards, images, and links to additional reading about the heart. “Like a pumping machine, the heart provides the power needed for life. This life-sustaining power has, throughout time, caused an air of mystery to surround the heart.”

InnerBody: Human Heart Picture
Point and click your way around this interactive heart diagram from InnerBody that introduces the parts of the heart and their functions. “Internally, the heart is divided into four hollow chambers, two on the left and two on the right. The upper chambers, called ?atria,’ have relatively thin walls and receive blood returning through the veins.” Visit to learn more about chambers, ventricles, valves, veins and how they all connect.

KidsHealth: Your Heart & Circulatory System
“Did you give your friends valentines and little heart-shaped candies on Valentine’s Day? Do you ever cross your heart when making a promise that you really, really mean? Or turn on the radio to hear a guy singing about his broken heart?” KidsHealth explains that your heart isn’t your emotional center and doesn’t make you fall in love. The heart is a tireless muscle pumping blood to your organs. And without it, your other organs wouldn’t get the oxygen or energy they need to do their job.

… Click to continue Human Heart .

#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Human Heart Printable

Human Heart Wikipedia Printable
Your Heart Printable

Human Anatomy Printable

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#4. Related Games

Human Anatomy Word Search

Staying Healthy Scrambled Words

#5. Surfing the Calendar

No Name-Calling Week
Jan 23-27, 2012

Nellie Bly Returns From Her 72-day Trip Around the World
Jan 25, 1890

Playdoh Patent Issued
Jan 26, 1965

Australia Day
Jan 26, 1788

Mozart’s Birthday
Jan 27, 1756

Lewis Carroll’s Birthday
Jan 27, 1832

Seven Dead in Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster
Jan 28, 1986

National Puzzle Day
Jan 29, 2012

Mahatma Gandhi Assassinated
Jan 30, 1948

Black History Month

Wild Bird Feeding Month

American Heart Month

Children’s Dental Health Month

First Session of Supreme Court
Feb 1, 1790

Seven Dead in Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster
Feb 1, 2003

#6. Quote of the Week

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~~ Sir Winston Churchill ~~ (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) ~~ British politician. Click here for more Winston Churchill quotes.

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