A Healthy Heart
Objectives:
You will write three questions about your heart healthy topic and find the answers to your questions in your research.
You will learn how to use the databases in the school library.
You will work with other students who researched the same topic as you to create a poster to display your research findings at the mall for Healthy Heart Month.

Databases

1. You will have a presentation by the media specialist on how to search for information in the school databases.
2. After the presentation, you will complete a scavenger hunt activity to practice what you learn.
3. Complete the sheet on your topic to locate your information from the database.
v See the list below for some search terms that may help you find information on the database.

Questions
1. You will write down three questions you have about your research topic.
2. Check with the teacher or librarian to be sure your questions are okay to research.
3. Using the websites and library resources listed below, you will begin to read information to locate the answers to your questions.
4. You may have to change your question based on the information you read. That is okay, just check with the teacher or media specialist first.


Find Your Answers
1. Write down the information you find that answers your questions.
2. Be sure that you have completely answered your questions.
3. Include any graphs or pictures you find that help show what your research explains.
4. Use the websites below to locate information.

Keyword Search Terms
Use these terms to help you locate more information related to your topic. If you can think of other words that relate to your topic, try them too!

Diet/Nutrition: Healthy eating, food, nutritious foods, fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish, low fat diet

Alcohol/Cigarettes/Drugs: Tobacco, drinking, wine, unhealthy habits

Exercise: Physical activity, heart rate, target heart rate, keeping fit, work out

Weight: obesity, over-eating, ideal weight, watch your weight


Websites:
· http://yucky.discovery.com/noflash/body/pg000131.html
· http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/heart.html
· http://www.fi.edu/learn/heart/index.html
· http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/eheart/
· http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/body/smoking/
· http://www.kidsbiology.com/human_biology/circulatory-system3.php

Graphics
· http://extremeliversupport.com/Graphics/lungs_enlarged%20heart.jpg
· http://www.odec.ca/projects/2006/baha6s2/heart_attack.jpg
· http://www.xswebhealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/img27071496ebca518118.gif
· http://www.123heartdiseasecenter.com/images/heart-disease.jpg



Books:
· Blood and heart
by: Green, Jen
j612.1 GRE

· circulatory system
by: Stille, Darlene R.
j612.1

· American Heart Association kids cookbook
by:
j641.5123 AME

· heart learning how our blood circulates
by: Viegas, Jennifer
j612.1 VIE


Posters
1. When everyone researching your topic has completed his research, you will work together as a group to create a display board showing what you have learned about your topic.
2. These posters will be displayed at the mall to teach the members of our community how to have healthier hearts!
3. Decide how to display the information in a neat, creative way.
4. Include any pictures you have copied from books or the computer or draw some pictures to make your poster board look exciting.

Celebrate!


Celebrate with your family and friends by going to the mall to see your completed project!