Virtual Heart

Virtual Heart

Program Description

Get your students' pulse going with this live dissection experience. Your class will participate in interactive experiments and discussion, as well as guide the dissection of a real sheep heart. 

Spanish-speaking educators may be available upon request.

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  • Download Virtual Science Academy materials here. 
  • See how to prepare for your day here 
  • Learn more about technology and logistics here. 

Questions about your program? Email us at [email protected]. 


Two programs are available aimed at Grades 3–5 and Grades 6–8

2022 VSA Heart Science Standards

Date and Time

Session dates and times are available by request

Program Length

45 minutes

Program Format

  • Program begins with a welcome and introduction by a Denver Museum of Nature & Science professional educator.
  • Program topic will be introduced with a question or activity.
  • Investigate the circulatory system while participating in activities.
  • Predict and record in a student journal.
  • Observe a sheep heart dissection.
  • Time will be allowed during program for questions.


  • Explore the different functions and parts of the circulatory system.
  • Identify the structure of the circulatory system as well as the structures of the individual parts.
  • Explain why the body needs the circulatory system to survive.


$140 for one Virtual Science Academy program

$120 for each additional Virtual Science Academy program on the same day

Group Size

Maximum 30 students per Virtual Science Academy program

Equipment Requirements

Please choose one option:

  • Computer connected to the internet with a webcam, external microphone, and external speakers
  • H323 video conference codec equipment
  • Please plan to test two weeks in advance of your scheduled program


Payment in full is due 30 days before your program. If you book less than 30 days before the program, payment in full is due at the time of your reservation. Reservations are required at least 21 days in advance. The Museum will send an e-mail with a payment reminder 45 days before the program. Upon payment, a receipt will be e-mailed to you along with details for your program.


Grades 3–5:



Grades 6–8: 


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