Circulatory System


Learning Intention:
Students will understand the structure and function of the human circulatory system and it’s importance to a healthy body.

Success Criteria:
You will be able to name the important structures of the circulatory system and describe how they work in the human body.

Check out Miss Richardson’s Blog. The circulatory system is the transport system of the body – it consists of the heart, the blood vessels (veins, arteries and capillaries) and the blood. Blood is made up of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Every cell in the body is within one or two cells of a capillary, which allows the transfer of dissolved gases (oxygen and carbon dioxide), nutrients, wastes (such as urea), hormones and heat. The following resources will assist you to learn about the circulatory system of humans:

Brightstorm: The circulatory system

Blood Flow through the Heart

Animation of the Human Heart Beating from the National Health Library

The Human Heart from the National Geographic

Blood Buddies – the Australian Blood Bank site

The Incredible Human Machine from National Geographic