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The Circulatory System-Blood Vessels

The Circulatory System Vocabulary and main ideas for 6th Grade
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aorta
The biggest artery in the body that is attached to the heart
Veins
These are important because they carry blood from the body back to the heart
circulates
How our blood moves through our body in the blood vessels
capillary
The smallest blood vessel in the body
pressure
Blood pumping through our arteries causes this
circulatory system
carries oxygen and food to all the cells of the body AND carrys waste away from the cless to be removed by the body
heart, blood, and blood vessals
The three main parts of the circulatory system
arteries
The largest blood vessels that carry blood AWAY from the heart