Valentine’s Day Science Activity: Heart Disease


Engage students in a real-world study of the cardiovascular system and heart disease!

Grades 7 and Up

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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:

  • Answer key included.
  • Aligns with NGSS MS-LS1-3.
  • Please note that this Valentine’s Day science activity is not editable.
  • This document does NOT mention Valentine’s Day – it is simply a nice way to tie in NGSS science (standard MS-LS1-3) to this heart-related holiday!
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