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Animals, including Humans

  • Help your child locate their pulse in their wrist. Explain that this is a measurement of their heart beat. When they have found it, count how many pulses occur in one minute. Now ask them to jump up and down or run around for one minute. What has happened to their heart beat? So, what happens to their bodies when they exercise? (Their heart rate increases because the heart needs to pump blood containing oxygen around the body more quickly to the muscles in the body.)
  • Look at different food that you are using for meals at home. Look at the recommended daily allowance of the contents and help children understand the need for balanced diets. Help them to plan a healthy, balanced meal based on the nutrients, vitamins and minerals present.