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Learning Labs

life science

MedLab: Heart Disease

Extend learning with these resources.

Pre- and post-visit activities

Vital Signs (ZIP)
Become familiar with the field of health science by participating in six hands-on vital sign activities and apply what you learn to complete a patient diagnosis.

Nutrition (ZIP)
Calculate and visualize the amount of carbohydrates, proteins and fats that are in their foods and learn how to interpret a nutrition label.

Exercise (ZIP)
Learn various types of exercises and the effects on the body.

Heart Disease (ZIP)
Create models of plaque formation and atherosclerosis and explore degrees of arterial blockages.

Additional resources

WebMD article on cholesterol and plaque buildup in arteries
www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/cholesterol-and-artery-plaque-buildup

Mayo Clinic on atherosclerosis
www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/arteriosclerosis-atherosclerosis/basics/definition/con-20026972

Mayo Clinic on heart attacks
www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-attack/basics/definition/con-20019520

American Heart Association heart disease and stroke statistics
www.heart.org/HEARTORG/General/Heart-and-Stroke-Association-Statistics_UCM_319064_SubHomePage.jsp

Discovery Health
www.discoveryfitandhealth.com

Kids Health
www.kidshealth.org

Museum connections

YOU! The Experience

Genetics and the Baby Chick Hatchery

YOU! The Experience Student Guide (PDF)

YOU! The Experience Guiding Questions (PDF)

Career connections

Explore Health Careers
explorehealthcareers.org/en/home