Open Heart: Virtual Bypass Surgery

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In this online activity about heart disease, learners will, with the virtual help of an actual surgeon, watch a virtual bypass surgery. There isn't a lot for the learner to do, but it is fascinating to watch, and there is a wealth of information. This activity is part of a rather extensive collection of activities and information surrounding the wonder of the human heart.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per student

Age Range:
Ages 14 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Simulation



  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • Circulation
      • Health and Nutrition
      • Medicine


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All rights reserved, COSI Columbus, 2000

Funding Source:

  • Columbus Medical Association Foundation