C-Section Lesson Plan

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How can I use Surgery Squad’s Gastric Bypass surgery in my classroom?  There are a multitude of ways that you and your students can use and learn from this surgery and the provided materials.  The surgery itself allows students to get a real feel for what a C-section actually looks and feels like.  It is perfect for your more kinesthetic learners.  You can use this lesson in a classroom setting or each student could work independently in a computer lab. The lesson can be used as:

  • Supplementary material as you teach about the reproductive system
  • A tool for talking to students about medicine and careers
  • A flipped classroom homework lesson (and you don’t have to record anything)
  • An extra credit opportunity for your students
  • To answer a question posed by a student who heard about this type of surgery

What is included?  This lesson includes:

  1. Interactive surgery
  2. Vocabulary list with definitions
  3. Vocabulary worksheet matching the word with correct definition
  4. Guided questions as the student performs the surgery
  5. Wrap up questions to be used in either large or small group discussions
  6. A list of medical careers involved with this type of surgery

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) that can be met depending on which direction you decide to take these lessons.

  • Middle School
    • MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells
    • MS-LS1-8. Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories.
    • MS-LS3-1. Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.
    • MS-ETS1-1. Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
    • High School
      • HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.
      • HS-LS3-1. Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.
      • HS-LS3-2. Make and defend a claim based on evidence that inheritable genetic variations may result from: (1) new genetic combinations through meiosis, (2) viable errors occurring during replication, and/or (3) mutations caused by environmental factors.
      • HS-ETS1-1. Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.

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