Year 9 Heart Dissection

Year 9 have been dissecting hearts. They have learned about the blood and blood vessels and are in the process of learning how the structure of the heart is related to its function.

It is possible to learn about the function of the heart from diagrams, models and animations. However, the experience of dissecting real animal material adds an extra dimension to understanding the structure of the heart and the relationship of structure to function.

Year 9 dissected the chambers and attached vessels of their sheep hearts to discover the features of atria and ventricles, of arteries and veins and of valves.