Anatomy of the Human Heart (Pre-Thanksgiving Rate Available)

by  Adventures In Medicine & Science (AIMS) Program of Saint Louis University

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The following topics will be covered in this AIMS program:
1. Blood, cellular and fluid components
2. Covering of the heart
3. Gross structures of the heart and its chambers
4. Major blood vessels
5. Circulatory pathways and changes induced by pathology
6. Basics of cardiac physiology including the conducting system, cardiac cycle, heart sounds, murmurs and post-surgical complications

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About This Program


By Request: $285.00
By Request Premium: $225.00

For programs scheduled to be completed before Thanksgiving Day, a reduced fee of $205.00 will apply.


1 hour for middle school to high school students. Can adjust to accommodate to scheduled class time.

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s)

Minimum participants:

No minimum

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30-40 students.

Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

AIMS Distance Learning Programs are SOLD OUT for the 23-24 School Year. AIMS will begin scheduling programs for the 2024-25 school year on August 15, 2024.

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact Adventures In Medicine & Science (AIMS) Program of Saint Louis University

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Adventures In Medicine & Science will not charge for programs cancelled due to weather related problems, such as snow days.

The full fee for Adventures in Medicine & Science: Anatomy of the Human Heart will be charged to sites if they cancel with less than 1 week notice.

Adventures In Medicine & Science (AIMS) delivers interactive programs in health and anatomy education to students, utilizing human specimens to provide a unique look at the human body. AIMS is an outreach program of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Ray Vollmer

Program Details


A. Review of the basic structure of the heart using plastic models and/or diagrams.

1. The Four Chambers
a. Right Atrium
b. Right Ventricle
c. Left Atrium
d. Left Ventricle

2. The Four Valves
a. Tricuspid
b. Bicuspid
c. Pulmonic Semilunar
d. Aortic Semilunar

B. Discuss anatomy of the heart and cardiovascular system using human heart specimens.

1. The Four Chambers
a. Right Atrium
b. Right Ventricle
c. Left Atrium
d. Left Ventricle

2. The Four Valves
a. Tricuspid
b. Biscuspid
c. Pulmonic Semilunar
d. Aortic Semilunar

3. Cardiac Cycle

4. Conducting System
a. Sinoatrial Node
b. Atrioventricular Node
c. Bundle of His
d. Sympathetic Innervation
e. Parasympathetic Innervation

5. The Coronary Artery
a. Left Coronary Artery
b. Right Coronary Artery

C. Discuss coronary risk factors, cardiovascular diseases and preventive measures.

1. Heart Failure
a. Causes
b. Symptoms
c. Prevention and Treatments

2. Atherosclerosis
a. Causes
b. Symptoms
c. Prevention and Treatments

3. Myocardial Infarction
a. Causes
b. Symptoms
c. Prevention and Treatments

4. Stenosis
a. Causes
b. Symptoms
c. Prevention and Treatments

D. Questions and Answers


After this videoconference, students will be able to:

1. Define selected terms associated with the heart and circulatory system
2. Explain the connection between the heart and the circulatory system
3. Identify protective structures of the heart
4. Identify the four chambers of the heart
5. Trace blood flow through the heart
6. Understand the role of a cardiologist or surgeon in treating diseases of the heart
7. Characterize important factors that may increase the risk of heart disease
8. Describe heart-healthy lifestyle choices

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Science Education (NSES) Content Standards for grades 5-8
Content Standard A Science as Inquiry
Content Standard C, Life Science: Structure and function in living systems; Diversity and adaptations of organisms
Content Standard F, Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Personal Health

State Standards


Show Me Standards
(Science and Health/Physical Education)
Science 3. Characteristics and interactions of living organisms
Health/Physical Education 1. Structures of, functions of and relationships among human body systems
Health/Physical Education 2.Principles and practices of physical and mental health
Health/Physical Education 3. Diseases and methods for prevention, treatment and control
Health/Physical Education 5. Methods used to assess health, reduce risk factors and avoid high risk behaviors