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Heart Quest

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

Science

A game designed to teach students about the structure and function of the human heart.

avatar Submitted By: Noa Lahav

August 25, 2017

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Teamwork survey

Survey to assess teamwork.

World Map

Map of the quest.

Supporting Files

Lesson plan


Lesson plan

Learning Objectives

  • 1. The students will recognize the structures of the heart.
  • 2. The students will relate the structures of the heart parts to their functions.
  • 3. The students will create a representation of the heart.
  • 4. The students will evaluate the work of their peers.
  • 5. The students will improve their critical thinking skills.

Guiding Ideas

• Students will be working in groups of four.

• The task is a quest – The objective is to build models of the heart.

 

 

Student Activities

1. NPC's distributed around the map ask the students questions.

 

2. After each question the students pick a chest labeled with the answer they think is right.

 

3. If they select a correct room, they will find a treasure chest filled with items.

 

4. The students may select items they would like to use for their models.

 

5. If they select a wrong answer the chest operates TNT and the game is over.

 

6. The students will create a portfolio using the camera.

 

7. They will present their work to the class and explain why they selected each of the items to build their model.

 

8. Each team member will evaluate every other team members’ collaboration.

 

 

Performance Expectations

• Scientific knowledge: accurate description of the heart parts and their functions – 30%

• Presentation: clear and articulate explanations – 30%

• Creativity: The use of original materials and structures- 20%

• Teamwork: a weighted score of the teacher’s and the team members’ scoring (see the survey link).

 

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Teamwork survey

Survey to assess teamwork.

World Map

Map of the quest.

Supporting Files

Lesson plan


Lesson plan

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