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Activity Description of "Heart Engineering Activity"

Title Heart Engineering Activity
Audience Integrated science, life science, biology
Abstract This activity works well at the end of a human heart discovery unit. It is at the synthesis level of Bloom's cognitive hierarchy of learning. Students use their knowledge of the human heart and create a new heart with slight variations in anatomical structure. Students are given a story about an alien nation who suffer from hearts which fail early in their lives asked to design an artificial heart which will help these aliens extend their life expectancy.
Author Jeff Dodds
Unifying Concept Systems, order and organization
Science and Technology Abilities of technological design
Science as Inquiry
History and Nature of Science
Science in Personal and Social PerspectivesPersonal and community health
Life, Physical, Earth Sciences Structure and function in living systems, Diversity and adaptations of organisms
Other Standards Science Teaching, Assessment

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