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     The Kids Listen section contains heart sound audio files, graphics, and textual explanations.



The Kids Listen section is a collection of heart sounds, both normal and abnormal, that can be used to teach all age groups. For example, young children can learn to count their heart rate (pulse) and discover that heart rate increases with physical activity. For older children, the intricacies of heart anatomy can be explained with the abnormal heart sounds collection. A graphic and text explanation is provided for each sound.

Heart sounds available include:

  • Resting (Normal) Heart
  • Exercising Heart
  • Dove Coo Murmur
  • Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Hamman's Sign


  1. Make sure your speakers are turned up or you are wearing headphones.
  2. Go to the Kids Listen section of the Project Heart website.
  3. Click on an icon to listen to a normal or abnormal heart sound.
  4. Once the page opens, an audio file will play automatically. To replay the sound, scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the play button.

  5. View the diagram and read the text for an explanation of the heart sound.
  6. To listen to another heart sound, click on one of the links in the left-hand navigation toolbar.

Make it even more interactive with  Web 2.0

Download the classroom posters

Help anatomy come alive in your classroom with these anatomy infographic posters. Just print them on 11 x 17 paper. Topics include the blood, heart, cardiovascular system, heart valves, and conduction system.

Infographic Anatomy Poster - Blood Infographic Anatomy Poster - The Heart Infographic Anatomy Poster - Cardiovascular System Infographic Anatomy Poster - Heart Valves Infographic Anatomy Poster - Conduction

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