Year 6 – Autumn 2 Reading Challenge

This term’s challenge is related to our science learning! Please pick one of the tasks below:

Reading comprehension

Blind Creation Challenge

You will need to follow the instructions carefully… The outcome will be a model that relates to our circulatory system learning! Lets see how great your reading skills are.

You will need:

3 x Pop bottles (the same size) with caps, labels removed.
4 x Bendy straws
3 Cups of water
Food colouring
Tape
Modeling clay or play dough

Method

You will need 2 bottle caps for this experiment. Keep the third one as a back up. In the first cap create two holes that are the same size. You want the holes to be just big enough for the straws to slide through. In the second cap drill one hole that is straw sized. The second should be smaller. If you create both straw sized (like we did), you can use some modeling clay to make the second hole a little smaller.

In a jug, mix your water and food colouring to create your “red blood”. The exact amount of water is not important.

Take two straws, stretch and bend them to create a 90 degree angle. Slide one straw into the other straw (pinch one to make it smaller so it slides in), then tape up the join. Repeat with the second set of straws.

Place your three bottles on the table. Fill the first two with your water to about 80% full. Leave the third one empty.

On the first bottle place the cap with one straw hole and one small hole. On the middle bottle place the cap with two straw holes. Leave the third bottle without a cap.

Carefully slide the straws through the bottle caps. Place clay or play dough around the straw bases on the middle bottle to make an airtight seal with the bottle cap. You are now ready to put your model to work!

Making your model work

In this simple model the first bottle is the atrium of the heart, the second bottle is the ventricle, and the third bottle represents either the lungs or body. Our fingers function as the valves of the heart.

To make your heart model work, squeeze the middle bottle only. Start by pinching the straw between the atrium and ventricle bottle. Squeeze the middle bottle and watch your “blood” squirt out into the body.

Keeping the middle bottle “squeezed” move your fingers and pinch the straw between the ventricle and body. Now release the middle bottle and watch your blood move from the atrium into the ventricle.

Repeat, repeat, repeat to pump blood from the atrium, into the ventricle then out to the body!

Once your blood in the atrium gets too low, you can take blood from the “body” and add it back into the atrium. Then start again.

17 thoughts on “Year 6 – Autumn 2 Reading Challenge

  1. 1. circulatory is when something can go round and round and round to make a sort of loop
    2.all of the above
    3.our oxygen comes from our lungs where we breathe
    4.The human circulatory system circulates blood through two loops (double circulation) – One for oxygenated blood, another for deoxygenated blood.
    5.Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a waste product. You get rid of it when you breathe out (exhale). This gas is transported in the opposite direction to oxygen: It passes from the bloodstream – across the lining of the air sacs – into the lungs and out into the open. Gas exchange in the lungs
    6.it takes 20 seconds!
    7.delivery drivers
    8.the heart is the most important organ in the body. The heart “picks up carbon dioxide and other waste products that your body produces so they can be disposed of.”This valuable organ will, through a unique cycle, transport blood through the entire body.

  2. 1. Circulatory is something going around again and again in a loop. In this case it is a system is made up of blood vessels that carry blood away from and towards the heart.
    2. All of the above.
    3. Oxygen travels to the lungs.
    4. There are 2 loops in the circulatory system. One travels to the heart to give the stuff needed and the other one goes away from the heart to take the bad stuff out.
    5. Carbon dioxide.
    6. It takes 20 seconds.
    7. Delivery Drivers.
    8. The heart is important since it is the organ that pumps blood around your body if you didn’t have a heart no amount of blood, nutrients and oxygen will travel to your body which means you will die.

  3. 1 Circulatory means something which is going round and round in a circle or loop.
    2.All of the above.
    3.The oxygen travels through the lungs.
    4.There are 2 loops in the circulatory system the first one goes to and from the the heart and visiting the lungs to collect oxygen and get rid of carbon diaxide while the other one it is much larger and goes to and from the heart,but travells all around the body in between.
    5.It removes carbon dioxide from the lungs.
    6.It only takes 20 seconds for 1 blood cell to travel through the body.
    7. It is compared to delivery drivers.
    8. The heart is important because if the blood doesn’t travel you will not receive any blood unless if your heart is beating.

  4. 1) circulatory means is something that is going round and round is loop.this is exactly what is happening in our bodies all of the time.
    2)all of the above
    3)the oxsygen comes from the lungs.
    4)the first loop is at the heart then moves to the lugs only to collect oxsygen and back to the heart again the other loop sends blood from the heart to all of your other body parts like your legs and arms.
    5)carbon dioxide is removed.
    6)20 seconds
    7)the blood cells are compared to delivery drivers.
    8)the heart is important as it is the organ that pumps blood around your body without it your body wouldn’t have any blood and nutrients and oxsygen wich means you would die.

  5. 1, Circulatory means something which is going round and round in a loop. (also for us it would go round our bodies)
    2, all of the above.
    3, The oxygen goes into our lungs.
    4, There are two loops in the circulatory system, the first one goes, from the heart visiting the lungs to collect oxygen and get rid of carbon dioxide. The other loop is much larger and goes to and from the heart, but travels all around the body in between it.
    5, carbon dioxide is removed for waste from our lungs.
    6, It takes 20 seconds for a red blood cell to go around the body.
    7, The blood cells are compared to miny delivery drivers in our body.
    8, The heart is important because I have read from the text that, it says that no blood will go through your body unless your heart is pumping your blood (it also keeps you alive).

  6. 1- Circulatory system delivers oxygen, nutrients to cells and takes away wastes.
    2- All of the above.
    3- The lungs.
    4- There are 2 circulation systems because the pulmonary circulation is a short loop from the heart to the lungs and back again and and the systemic circulation sends blood from the heart to all the other parts of our bodies.
    5- Carbon dioxide.
    6- About 20 seconds.
    7- White blood cells.
    8- The heart is important because if you had no heart then no blood would pump around your body.

  7. 1) A circulatory system is where something is going in a loop.
    2) All of the above.
    3) The oxygen goes into our lungs.
    4) There are two loops in the circulatory system; the first goes to and from the heart, visiting the lungs to collect oxygen and get rid of carbon dioxide. The other loop is significantly longer and goes to and from the heart, but travels all around the body in between.
    5) The waste product that it removed from your lungs is Carbon Dioxide.
    6) It only takes 20 seconds for one red blood cell to go round the body.
    7) It is compared to delivery drivers.
    8) The heart is important because from the information I have read, it says that no blood will go through your body unless your heart is pumping blood, it also keeps you alive (even when your sleeping). It’s also considered as a big pump.

  8. 1 Circulatory means something which is going round and round in a circle or loop.
    2. all of the above.
    3. The oxygen goes into our lungs.
    4.There are two loops in the circulatory system the first one goes to and from the the heart and visiting the lungs to collect oxygen and get rid of carbon diaxide while the other one it is much larger and goes to and from the heart,but travells all around the body in between.
    5. it removes carbon dioxide from the lungs.
    6. 20 seconds
    7. delivery drivers.
    8. The heart is impornat beacuse no blood will’ get anyware your body.

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