Science & Nature

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.
Dr. Robin
302 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 8 learners

No live meetings

Over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun May 29

May 29 - Jun 26 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun Jun 5

Jun 5 - Jul 3 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
1 learner enrolled

Sun Jun 12

Jun 12 - Jul 10 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun Jun 19

Jun 19 - Jul 17 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun Jun 26

Jun 26 - Jul 24 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun Jul 3

Jul 3 - Jul 31 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun Jul 10

Jul 10 - Aug 7 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun Jul 17

Jul 17 - Aug 14 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun Jul 24

Jul 24 - Aug 21 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun Jul 31

Jul 31 - Aug 28 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun Aug 7

Aug 7 - Sep 4 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun Aug 14

Aug 14 - Sep 11 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun Aug 21

Aug 21 - Sep 18 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun Aug 28

Aug 28 - Sep 25 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Don't see a time that works for you?


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. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
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!
302 total reviews
250 completed classes

About Me


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.  All my regular classes teach students about how their body... 
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