Easy Heart Pump Model: Cardiovascular STEM for Kids
A great way to get kids excited about science projects is to make it all about them. The human body is a great place to start learning about STEM!
We have a toy doctor’s kit, and the biggest toy the kids fight over in it is the stethoscope. A lot of kids know what the heart is, at least a little bit.
The heart is an easy internal organ to start with when learning about the body. We can hear and feel the human heartbeat. This makes it easy for little ones, even toddlers, to relate to.
I thought about doing a coloring page or reading a book about the human heart, but I really wanted to capitalize on the interest in the heartbeat. Instead of learning about the four chambers of the heart or trying to work on a physical model of the heart, we looked at one concrete thing kids can easily experience. How the human heart pumps blood.
Here is how to make an easy human heart model that pumps blood with your children.