Heart to Heart with Year 9!

Year 9 carried out a heart dissection this week in Biology, where they are currently learning about the organisation of the circulatory system.

They enjoyed getting to see and feel the organ up close and relate the real structures to the diagrams in books. They looked at how the valves work by holding the hearts under a stream of tap water and seeing how the chambers of the heart filled with water and forced the valves to close. It was a fascinating learning experience and Year 9 really seemed to get stuck in!