A. Planning Overview
Subject / Course: Principles of Health Science
Topic / Overarching Concept: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Description of Project (Summary
of the issue,
challenge, investigation,
scenario, or problem):
Disciplinary Core Idea(s) and
Performance Expectations:
SEPs and CCCs tied to PEs:
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Duration of IDS: 7 – 10 Days
In this scenario, students will research Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) and determine proper diagnostic
procedures and treatment modalities for AAA. In addition, students will determine what lifestyle changes would
need to be adjusted for a patient post diagnosis of AAA. Students will then build an interactive model of an AAA to
present to a group of health students, medical professionals and parents.
LS1.A: Structure and Function
Developing and Using Models (SEP)
Planning and Carrying Out Investigations (SEP)
Structure and Function (CCC)
Complete Set of Objectives:
Students will research the circulatory system and the disease process and diagnostic procedures to determine a
diagnosis of an AAA. (S3)
Students will build a model of an Aorta with an AAA. (M4) (S2)
Students will engage in argument from research evidence as to AAA cause and treatment. (S7, E5)
Students will present their finding to the panel.
Driving Question: What lifestyle changes are needed for a patient with a diagnosis of AAA?
What is an AAA?
Other Essential Questions: What are the symptoms of AAA?
How are AAAs diagnoses?
What are the treatment options for AAA?
B. Enactment Overview
Entry Event to Field trip to the University of the Cumberlands to interact with the human Atominizer
Launch Project:
C. Assessment Overview
Areas of Conceptual Difficulty or Known Increase knowledge base in AAA disease, treatment and etc.
Misconceptions Related to Content:
Diagnostic / Formative Assessment: Research rubric, model rubric and presentation rubric, daily instructor observation & assessment
Summative Assessment: Unit quizzes and exam