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Recommended Grade Levels:  7-12 (ages 13-15)

 

Run Time:  12-15 minutes

 

Story Line:  A male patient has a history of heart attack and is also a smoker.  His family physician has recommended him for an assessment of his risk of aortic aneurysm after taking an abdominal ultrasound. Assist Dr. Dixon as she performs an abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery.  Learn abdominal anatomy and the circulatory system.

 

Technical:  This is a Flash game, so you will need the Puffin Academy Browser if you are going to play this game on a mobile device.   We also recommend having ear buds to play the activity in class or in public areas.  Speakers are fine for home use. 

 

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Educational Standards:  

Next Generation Science Standards

http://www.nextgenscience.org

Middle School ELA

RST.6-8.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

RST.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.

RST.6-8.6 Analyze the author’s purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text.

Middle School Life Science

MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

High School Life Science

HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.

High School ELA

RST.9-10.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text’s explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.

RST.9-10.3 Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.

RST.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9–10 texts and topics.

RST.9-10.6 Analyze the author’s purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text, defining the question the author seeks to address.

RST.11-12.3 Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.

RST.11-12.7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

RST.11-12.9 Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments, simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving conflicting information when possible.

Ohio Science Standards

Science & Technology

Grades 6-8:

  • Give examples of how technological advances, influenced by scientific knowledge, affect the quality of life.
  • Design a solution or product taking into account needs and constraints (e.g., cost, time, trade-offs, properties of materials, safety and aesthetics).

Scientific Inquiry

Grades 6-8:

  • Explain that there are differing sets of procedures for guiding scientific investigations and procedures are determined by the nature of the investigation, safety considerations and appropriate tools.

Scientific Ways of Knowing

Grades 11-12:

  • Explain how ethical considerations shape scientific endeavors.
  • Explain how societal issues and considerations affect the progress of science and technology.



National Science Standards

Content Standards

Grades 5-8:

  • Understandings about scientific inquiry.
  • Understanding of structure and function in living systems, reproduction and heredity.
  • Abilities of technological design and understandings about science and technology.
  • Personal health risks and benefits, science and technology in society.

Grades 9-12:

  • Understandings about scientific inquiry.
  • Matter, energy and organization in living systems and behavior of organisms.
  • Abilities of technological design, understandings about science and technology.
  • Natural and human-induced hazards, science and technology in local, national, and global challenges.
  • Understanding of the nature of scientific knowledge and science as a human endeavor.

 

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