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Apps for Learning about the Heart Learning Path

By Aoife McDonnell

Teacher guide to a selection of apps to guide students through the structure and function of the heart/ taking their pulse. View descriptions/ suggested uses within each resource for further advice.
4 resources in this Learning Path

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Heart Decide - App for Learning about Heart Conditiions & Treatments

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hea...g-the-human-anatomy&utm_medium=link Added: 14 Feb 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

(App for iPhones/ iPads)
An educational app for students to use to extend their learning to heart conditions and treatments. A good tool to motivate students to learn more about the heart. It also encourages students to talk about heart conditions in more dept.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 05. Biological Science

Strand unit: 04. Human Organs & Systems

Suggestions for use: Extending students learning of the heart to real life conditions which will empower students to discuss the heart in more dept.

Asset type: App
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

2

Explore the Heart in 3D - App

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/exp...g-the-human-anatomy&utm_medium=link Added: 14 Feb 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Simulation

(App for iPhones/ iPads)
Learn about the structure and functions of human heart along with various factors affecting the normal functioning of the heart. Ability to pinch, zoom and rotate the 3D heart.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 05. Biological Science

Strand unit: 04. Human Organs & Systems

Suggestions for use: Free app to download onto iPhones/ iPads when learning about the heart. Note: App can be blurry on the iPhone due to small screen.

Asset type: App
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

3

Instant Heart Rate - App

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/ins...rt-rate-heart-rate/id409625068?mt=8 Added: 14 Feb 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

(Apple App)
App is free to download. Enables users to use their iPhone/ iPad to find out their heart rate in less than 10 seconds. Students place their finger over their camera and their iPhone will monitor their heart rate which can be observed from the iPhone/ iPad screen.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 05. Biological Science

Strand unit: 04. Human Organs & Systems

Suggestions for use: Download prior to lesson for students to access in class. Students can compare the accuracy of their manual heart rate versus the app reading of their heart rate. Compare heart rate after various activities using the app: Students could keep a journal of their heart rate for the week including activities such as after sleeping, running, eating, watching T.V...etc.

Key Skills: Staying Well Managing Myself

Asset type: App
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

4

The Heart - App

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/virtual-heart/id501539525?mt=8 Added: 14 Feb 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

(Free App for iPads)
App developed by Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago. A visual aid that allows students to explore the heart in 3 dimensions. Option to include labels on the heart when viewing. Option to view interior/ exterior and electrical signals within the heart.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 05. Biological Science

Strand unit: 04. Human Organs & Systems

Suggestions for use: A visual guide for students using iPads/ iPhones.

SC
Biology

Strand: 2. The Cell

Strand unit: 4. Cell Diversity

Asset type: App
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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