Mammalian Heart Dissection in Science! 24/05/21
On Friday 14th May, during the dissection of a lamb’s heart, students in Year 10 were given the opportunity to observe its structures. The experiment began with students observing the fat around the heart before discussing the possibility of the heart developing coronary heart disease using their knowledge from the observation. Students then identified the coronary artery and engaged in compelling discussions about what would happen if the coronary artery became blocked with plaque. They witnessed at first hand the effects of an incision made in the aorta and how this produced elasticity in an artery. This provided them with a better understanding of the mammalian organ, enabling them to identify and report in detail its structures and functions effortlessly!