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The Heart of It! Part 1 - Mini Med School FLEX Camp

In part 1 (the first 4 weeks) of this 8-week online flexible schedule course, students will explore the heart including anatomy and physiology, and a dissection. #academic
Dr. Robin
401 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 11 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class


per week
Charged weekly
Flexible schedule
Over 4 weeks
No live meetings

Available times

Table of available sections


Class Experience

Students will gain a basic understanding of the human heart.  More importantly, students will leave the class with an appreciation of the amazing function of the heart and how to care for their own.
As a family physician with a decade in private practice, I love teaching young people about how their bodies work.  I believe that people who understand their bodies will take better care of them.  
* Learners will complete a model, drawing, or written notes or worksheet during each class
* Learners will post a photo of their model, drawing, or written notes in the classroom
* Learners will be asked to answer a prompt before and after the recorded lesson every week, which may be a getting-to-know-you question or related to the material and an additional prompt related to an outside video with a link in the classroom. 
* Learners are encouraged to comment on classmates' work as well
Please read through the class description for a more detailed explanation. All learners will need paper and their preferred coloring implements when there is a coloring page. It will be easier for you if you're able to print the worksheets and coloring pages but students are welcome to create their own drawings and charts if that isn't an option. If your learner will be taking notes or drawing, they will need the appropriate supplies for that. If your learner will be creating the same models as I use, they will need a glass jar, beads (mostly red and a few blue and white), water. I bought all my supplies new and spent under $10. If your learner has another idea for creating models, they'll need whatever supplies they will be using. If your learner wants to complete a dissection (optional), then they will need an animal heart to dissect (usually available at a butcher for $5-10 depending on what animal/size the heart is). The heart will typically be frozen so plan ahead to have time to thaw. Your student will also need dissection equipment such as a tray, knife or scalpel, scissors, tweezers or something to hold the tissue while cutting without endangering their fingers, a tray, gloves, eye protection. Please read through the parental guidance for safety warnings.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This class includes an optional dissection. Please note that dissection involves cutting heart tissue with sharp instruments. Those sharp instruments are just as capable of cutting your learner's fingers! Please only allow your learner to do any dissecting themselves if they are already competent with sharp instruments or only allow them to do the parts that can with done with scissors. Even if your learner is quite capable, please observe them the entire time they are working with sharp instruments or raw meat and make sure they clean up properly afterwards to prevent injury or disease. 

Nothing in this class will be or is intended to be medical advice.  This is merely educational in nature and will be a surface-level overview.  Your student will not be coming out of this class knowing anything about how to diagnose or treat these conditions and we will not be discussing any personal medical questions/needs.  Students should come with general questions about the topic.


Dr. Robin
Lives in the United States
A Family Physician and Homeschool Mom Who Loves Teaching Kids About Their Bodies!
401 total reviews
315 completed classes

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I'm Dr. Robin!  I'm a family physician and I love teaching people about how their body works.  I believe that when people understand their body, they will take better care of it so I created Dr. Robin's School and also teach here on... 
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