Ch 22: The Blood Vessels Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Blood Vessels chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about the importance of the body's main arteries and veins. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Blood Vessels chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Blood Vessels: Arteries, Capillaries and More The blood vessels and veins of the circulatory system
Tuesday Major Blood Vessels Between the Heart and Lungs: Pulmonary Trunk, Arteries and Veins The functions of the pulmonary circuit, pulmonary arteries and capillary beds
Wednesday Major Blood Vessels That Carry Blood Away From the Heart A look at the coronary arteries as well as the aorta, the body's largest artery
Thursday Major Blood Vessels: Descending Aorta - Thoracic and Abdominal Aorta An examination of the thoracic and abdominal aorta, which make up the descending aorta
Friday Major Blood Vessels Leading to the Heart: Superior Vena Cava, Inferior Vena Cava and Coronary Sinus The major veins that transport blood to the heart

5 Lessons in Chapter 22: The Blood Vessels Lesson Plans
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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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