SciGirls Connect: Heart to Heart
SciGirls Connect

The heart is the hardest working muscle in the human body, pumping out oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood with every beat. But no matter how hard this muscle works each second, it still needs exercise to stay strong.

StarTalk: Matters of the Heart

Join Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dr. Daryl Hoffman, a cardiac surgeon from Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC, as they discuss the ins and outs of the physical capacities the human heart has.

Illuminations: What's the Beat?
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

In this activity, students use the average adult’s number of heartbeats per minute to predict how many times the heart would beat during various lengths of time.

Illuminations: How Big is Your Heart?
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

This lesson emphasizes the connections between science and mathematics by using a performance, or authentic, assessment format.

But Why?: Do Bumblebees Have Hearts?
But Why?

Arthropods, including bumblebees have a heart that’s like a straw running down their back. Their open circulatory system bathes their organs with blood.

But Why?: How Does Your Heart Work?
But Why?

Pediatric cardiologist Dr. Jane Crosson from Johns Hopkins Hospital answers questions about the heart.

STEM Careers Coalition: Get Your Heart Pumping
STEM Careers Coalition

What physical activity will increase your heart rate?