Super Science Saturdays! The Beat Goes On! All About Heart Anatomy

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Target Audience

8th-12th grade students that love science and want to learn more about careers in healthcare.

Description

Students will learn about careers in cardiology, familiarize themselves with major vessels and chambers of the heart, and describe the flow of blood through a healthy heart. This knowledge will be applied through dissection of a cow or pig heart. Students will explore the arteries, veins, and chambers of the heart, and then conduct two mock surgeries to correct coronary heart disease and patent ductus arteriosus. The coronary bypass will allow students to take on the role of a surgeon as they locate a coronary artery on the heart and then complete a coronary artery bypass grafting procedure. Students will also learn that babies with patent ductus arteriosus have an opening between the aorta and the pulmonary artery, causing oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor blood to mix. Students will locate this area on their heart, indicating where a surgeon would need to operate.

Speaker
Maya Schultz

Objectives

  • Understand the anatomy of the heart and medical terms associated with the heart
  • Trace the flow of blood through the heart
  • Describe two conditions that affect heart health
  • Dissect a heart and conduct simulated surgeries to fix common heart problems
  • Increase awareness and understanding about a variety of careers in cardiology

Contact

Sophia Moore-Dennis, 704-512-6537

Sessions

Oct 12, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Status
Open
Date(s)
Oct 12, 2019
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Check-In Time
8:30 AM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 14
Details
Status
Open
Date(s)
Oct 12, 2019
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 14
Fees
$65.00
Registration fee (beginning October 4)