Vital Signs: What is Your Heart Telling You?

Are you interested in science and health and want to learn more about the heart and the field of cardiology?  In this class, students will learn the basics and nuances of heart rhythm, EKG, blood pressure, and the impact of exercise on cardiovascular function.  We will also delve into blood function, blood typing, respiration, and how nutrition plays a role in healthy hearts.  Students will learn about anatomy through dissection, experimentation, models, and exercise.  Finally, we will take a field trip to the University of Minnesota’s Visible Heart Lab to explore surgery and medical devices used to keep hearts alive. 

About Expand Your Mind

For Rising 9th-12th Grade Students

A Unique Experience on a College Campus

Expand Your Mind brings together talented students from across the Twin Cities, the nation, and the world for intensive learning and discovery during two 2-week summer sessions. Located on the beautiful campus of Macalester College, EYM challenges students academically while developing leadership skills, instilling self-confidence, and fostering lifelong friendships among like-minded peers.

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