Year 8 Body Systems

This term the Year 8 Science class has been learning about the systems of the human body. This week we studied the circulatory system focusing on the function of the heart.

Recently the class had the opportunity to take part in a practical task in the laboratory – dissecting sheep hearts! With gloves, aprons and scalpels, the students looked like surgeons!

Despite a bit of initial apprehension, everyone had a look at the four chambers of the heart, the major blood vessels and the heart valves. Some students even used the scalpel to cut into the heart chambers and examine their internal structure.
It was a great learning experience for all involved and was certainly memorable!

Sarah Townsend | Science Teacher