Meet the Surgeon: Heart Transplant

by  Liberty Science Center

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Join Margarita T. Camacho, MD, as she discusses one of her prerecorded heart transplant surgeries. Learn about risk factors for heart disease, mechanical hearts and assistive devices, and new cardiac transplant technologies and procedures. Gain a better understanding of the organ donation process and analyze data from past research on mechanical devices.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $540.00

This program is priced at a fee of $540 for a class of 28 students or can be priced for individually at $19.50 per person participating.


2.5 hrs

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Health/Physical Education, Literacy, Problem Solving, Sciences, Technology/Information Science Cross Curriculum

Program Delivery Mode


See teacher's packet for more information.

Booking Information

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact Liberty Science Center

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please contact Mary McDonald at 201-253-1214 or vcbookings@lsc.org for any cancellations or rescheduling.

About This Provider

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Liberty Science Center

Jersey City, NJ
United States

Liberty Science Center's mission is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers and excite learners of all ages about the power, promise, and pure fun of science and technology.

LSC is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. The age-appropriate, curriculum-linked STEM programs in our portfolio are designed for each grade level from preschool through post-college, including pupils with special needs. All of our programs are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)—known in New Jersey as NJSLS (Science)—to help identify those that best meet your curriculum goals.

Mary McDonald

Program Details


1. Zoom room will open for groups to log on.
2. Liberty Science Center Facilitator will welcome students to the program and discuss rules of the program.
3. LSC facilitator will introduce guest speakers from the NJ Sharing Network. They will speak to the students and take questions.
4. LSC facilitator will introduce Dr. Camacho. Dr. Camacho will take over and discuss with the students her career, colleagues she works with in the field, and anatomy.
4. Dr. Camacho will narrate three videos. Dr. Camacho will be fielding questions from students during the presentation.


The participants will
- Discuss anatomy and physiology of the heart
- Explore the roles of professionals in the Operating Room.
- investigate risk factors and how they impact on you and your family.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

LS1A 6-8 -- Structure and function
LS1A 9-12 -- Structure and function
LS1B 6-8 -- Growth and development of organisms

State Standards

Alignment to NJSLS - Science
MS-LS1-3 Use arguments supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

MS-LS1-5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.

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

HS-LS1-3 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms
maintain homeostasis.

Connections to NJSLS - English Language Arts
WHST.6-8.1 Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.

WHST.6-8.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

WHST.9-12.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.