The Circulatory System moves nutrients to the cells of the body to feed them and help them fight disease. The main parts of this system are the heart, blood and blood vessels. Arteries carry blood and the oxygen in it from the lungs to all of the other cells of the body. Once the oxygen is used, veins carry the blood back to the heart. Inside the heart are four chambers. Each chamber is a little pump that pushes the blood through the body. It takes 1-2 minutes for blood to circulate all around your body.
Websites, Activities & Printables
- KidsHealth: Your Heart and Circulatory System
- Biology in Motion: Cardiovascular System
- Franklin Institute: The Human Heart
- Craft: Make a Super Simple Stethoscope
- Wonderopolis: How Does Blood Travel Through the Body?
- Wonderopolis: If Blood is Red Why Are Veins Blue?
- Wonderopolis: How Much Blood is in the Body?
- Video: Kids Health – the Heart
- Printable: Flowing Smoothly Science Workshop: Circulatory System
- Printable: Heart Color By Number
- Printable: Ask-a-Biologist Human Heart Diagram
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e-Books & Audiobooks
Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books about the circulatory system at any of our locations, or check out circulatory system e-books and audiobooks from OverDrive Kids right to your device! If you have never used OverDrive before, you can learn how to use it for both e-books and audiobooks.
Need more help? Ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text or email Ask-a-Librarian. Additionally, the Tinker Station helpline at (317) 275-4500 is also available. It is staffed by device experts who can answer questions about how to read, watch and listen on a PC, tablet or phone.
Human Body Facts and Functions Revealed in Diagrams, Infographics, and Photographs
Books for kids that explore the digestive, circulatory, nervous, excretory, muscular, and respiratory systems. Learn the names of each body part and all the details about how they function together to keep us breathing, dancing, jumping and running.