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life science

Live from the Heart

Pre- and Post-visit Activities

Extend learning with these resources.

These classroom activities, appropriate for grades 9-12, will provide your students with the background they need to attend the live broadcast of open-heart surgery. These activities follow a typical patient, Mr. Harvey, through initial doctor consultation, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment for coronary artery disease.

Classroom lessons

Introduction
Lesson 1: Presenting the Patient
Lesson 2: Let's Circulate
Lesson 3: The Heart Has Needs, Too!
Lesson 4: Let's Treat It
Lesson 5: Let's Educate
Lesson 6: Heart Surgery Time Machine
Lesson 7: Bypass Activity
Lesson 8: Grand Rounds Report Form

Additional resources

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