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Quick and easy classroom-ready warm-ups, inspired by kids’ curious questions from around the world — updated weekly. 

Step 1) Ask:
How does the heart work?”

Step 2) Watch
OPTION 1: Play the video above for your students.

  • What you’ll see: An animated video simulating a beating heart.
  • Length: Under 30 seconds.

Step 3) Discuss:
Now, get your students talking. Start with 1-3 questions of your choice:

  • How big is the heart?
  • What does the heart do?
  • Can you hear your heart beating?
  • What happens to your heart while you’re sleeping?
  • How many times does a heart beat every day?
  • Does the heart ever stop working? What would happen if your heart stopped beating?
  • How can you keep your heart in good shape? Ask your parents or any adults you know what they do to take care of their heart.

Step 4) Answer:
So, how does the heart work?

Your students should now have a strong grasp on how to answer this question. Let them tell you!


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Curiospiration #10: “How does the heart work?”

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