Circulatory System Activity: Evaluate Heart Disease Risk in Pretend Patients


Get kids thinking like a doctor!

Grades 7 and Up


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Engage students in a real-world study of the cardiovascular system and heart disease at a middle school level. Includes both PRINT and GOOGLE SLIDES versions.

In this anatomy activity, students will:

  • Read a brief background about heart disease and how doctors evaluate risk for heart disease (simplified for middle schoolers).
  • Use a “Heart Disease Risk” chart to evaluate the risk factor score for 6 patients.
  • Answer analysis questions about which patients were at the lowest and highest risk of heart disease, and the factors that put them in these categories.

Teacher Notes:

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  • Answer key included.
  • Supports NGSS MS-LS1-3.
  • This resource is NOT editable.
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