Activity 5A The Atherozone: What's the Risk?

Students will use character profile cards for Sarah Sclera, Mona Cyte, Marty Artery, Pete Platelet, Keisha Adventitia and Jack Plaque, Jr. and a table of risk factors to determine an Atherosclerosis Risk Score (ARS) for each character. Once an ARS has been determined, students will use a graph to find the probability that the character will have an advanced coronary artery lesion.


  • Identify risk factors for developing atherosclerosis
  • Investigate the effect of health choices on the risk of developing atherosclerosis
  • Identify preventive measures that may reduce the risk of developing atherosclerosis



Atherosclerosis, health choice, coronary artery lesion

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Unit Reference: 
Inflamm-O-Wars: Silent Battles within Your Cardiovascular System
Lesson Reference: 
Lesson 5: Risk Factors, Symptoms, Prevention