Tag Archives: blood

D4 The Heart (SL & HL)

Transport System from Stephen Taylor – thank you Mr Taylor (of iBiology).

Fantastic animated tutorials from McGraw Hill Education – the cardiac cycle, mechanical events of the cardiac cycle (pressure & volume changes etc) & the conducting system of the heart.

An animated, narrated tutorial on measuring blood pressure (from Sinauer Associates).

Click on ‘Cholesterol’ to see an Interactive Animation from Wiley on Cholesterol & Heart Disease and here is an excellent lesson from TED-Ed on on what is fat?

6.2 The Blood System

A powerpoint from the OLD syllabus; much is still relevant.

A fantastic animated tutorial from McGraw Hill Education on the cardiac cycle.and here’s an animated, narrated tutorial on blood flow through the human heart (from Sinauer Associates).

Mr W’s Circulatory System rap and Mr W’s musical quiz on the Heart.

Paul Andersen surveys The Circulatory System in humans in an 11m 35s tutorial.

In Crash Course Biology #27 – Circulatory & Respiratory Systems, Hank takes us on a trip around the body – we follow the circulatory and respiratory systems.

B5.2 Transport in Humans

Mr Exham’s site has a fantastic section on Blood and Circulation: videos, animations, quizlets, worksheets – go here now!

For self-assessment questions, with exercises and discussions, just click on the correct topic at Biology GCSE & IGCSE Question Bank. The s-cool revision site lets you revise the topic, summarizes the topic & tests you on it. Skoool gives you a lesson, including progress questions, for each Biology topic but you’ll need sound on for it. GCSE Bitesize has revision pages (that take you through the topic), a test and an activity. 

B5.2 Revision notes in downloadable word format and here are the key terms and some definitions: Key Terms B5.2.


GCSE Bitesize – Blood Circulation covers how the heart circulates blood & the composition of blood (6m 35s).

Other videos include The Virtual Body – Circulation, Respiration & Breathing (19m), Science in Focus – Life Blood (19m 15s) & BBC Short Circuit Blood & Circulation (19m).

Various animations about heart & circulation problems can be found here.


Blood video (a 3m 44s lesson) & Blood music video by Peter Weatherall – 3m 3s and very catchy! And here is a day in the life of a Red Blood Cell (a one minute cartoon) & here a white blood cell chases a bacterium (20s).


Science Bank 22 (Body Parts): you just need Part 2 – the Heart (from 5m 20s to 10m 15s):


The Immune System is covered in the video The Virtual Body – the Immune System (19m), The Edward Jenner Story (a 2m 38s cartoon) & in this short video from The Virtual School:


IGCSE Biology: Coursebook, chapter 8, pp. 84 – 97

Infographic from Compound InterestChemistry-of-Blood-Colours-v2.3