Year 6 pupils headed to the Science Lab this week to take on the task of dissecting a pig’s heart. The activity was the final stage of their studies into the circulatory system.
The pupils have been learning about the function and structure of the heart, blood vessels and lungs in their recent Science lessons with Mrs Thomas so this was a great opportunity to consolidate their knowledge. The class spent time examining the different tissues present and the location the main components of the heart (aorta, left and right ventricles, left and right atrium, valves arteries and veins) which help it to perform its vital role in our bodies.
The opportunity to try dissection is often not presented in school until the start of GCSE, however this is an annual lesson for the Year 6 children here at St Edward’s. It is a firm favourite with the pupils, with apprehension and curiosity displayed in equal measure.
Prep School | 08/10/2021