This term year 10 students have been studying the structure of the heart. As part of this classes have had the opportunity to dissect real sheep hearts.
Students were taught safe handling of hearts wearing gloves, aprons and washing hands and surfaces afterwards. We were amazed to see the difference in thickness of the wall of the left ventricle (which pumps blood around the body) compared to the right (which pumps blood to the lungs).
Students were able to get up close and feel the very thin heart valves, make incisions using appropriate techniques and build their understanding of this amazing organ. Well done all of our students who showed a great enthusiasm and motivation to learn.