This song is available on Robin Walling's Science in Song.
Arteries carry the blood away
Veins come back to the heart all day
60,000 miles it goes
Around and through the heart it flows
In the veins the blood is blue
Deoxygenated, yes that’s true
But in the arteries it’s red
To carry oxygen throughout, it’s said
The white blood cells are important ones
The spleen, lymph nodes, and tonsils make some
To fight off germs and kill disease
Producing antibodies when it needs
Hemoglobin’s in the red blood cell
Iron’s found in there as well
Without all that, anemic we’d be
With orange-looking blood, you’d tire easily
Three blood vessels do the job for you
Arteries, veins, and capillaries, too
Arteries are large, and capillaries, small
So nutrients can pass right through their walls
The veins contain the valves that shut
So blood only flows one way for us
In the heart four chambers you’ll find
Atrium and ventricle- left and right
Two types of circulation I know
Pulmonary and systemic both flow
The first to the lungs, the second all around
Circulation is a never-ending sound
Have your students write their own verses about the circulatory system, and perform them to the instrumental version of this song, included in the CD.
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