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Ch 20: The Blood Vessels - Middle School Life Science: Homeschool Curriculum

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The blood vessels unit of this Middle School Life Science Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the major blood vessels. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our Middle School Life Science Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the types of blood vessels. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the blood vessels. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about arteries, descending aorta vessels, coronary sinus vessels, veins and capillaries.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a life science curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a blood vessels unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

The Blood Vessels Unit Objectives:

  • Understand the differences between blood vessels such as veins, arteries and capillaries.
  • Learn the major blood vessels that travel from the heart and lungs.
  • Examine the major blood vessels that take blood away from heart.
  • Get an overview of the divisions of the descending aorta.
  • Review what blood vessels carry blood to the heart.

5 Lessons in Chapter 20: The Blood Vessels - Middle School Life Science: Homeschool Curriculum
Blood Vessels: Arteries, Capillaries & More

1. Blood Vessels: Arteries, Capillaries & More

In this lesson, you will take a trip around the circulatory system and encounter the various blood vessels, including arteries, veins, and capillaries. Come along as we follow the path to every cell of your body.

Major Blood Vessels Between the Heart and Lungs: Pulmonary Trunk, Arteries & Veins

2. Major Blood Vessels Between the Heart and Lungs: Pulmonary Trunk, Arteries & Veins

In this lesson you will learn about the main blood vessels that travel between the heart and lungs. You will also discover that these arteries and veins follow a somewhat unusual pattern.

Major Blood Vessels That Carry Blood Away From the Heart

3. Major Blood Vessels That Carry Blood Away From the Heart

Do you know which arteries are typically blocked during a heart attack? In this lesson, you will learn about the major blood vessels that feed the heart, brain and upper body. Then, find out what causes the pain known as angina.

Major Blood Vessels: Descending Aorta - Thoracic and Abdominal Aorta

4. Major Blood Vessels: Descending Aorta - Thoracic and Abdominal Aorta

The aorta is the largest artery of your body, and it is a strong and sturdy vessel. In this lesson, you will learn about its downward path through the chest and abdomen and discover the organs and structures supplied by its branches.

Major Blood Vessels Leading to the Heart: Superior Vena Cava, Inferior Vena Cava & Coronary Sinus

5. Major Blood Vessels Leading to the Heart: Superior Vena Cava, Inferior Vena Cava & Coronary Sinus

In this lesson, you will learn about the main blood vessel that returns blood to the heart called the Venae Cavae. You'll also learn about its two sections: the Superior and Inferior Vena Cava. You will then discover the special drainage system for the heart called the Coronary Sinus.

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