Posts Tagged ‘dissection’

If I only had a heart ….

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Beef heart dissection by Lilliput Station on flickr

This is one of my favourite topics 🙂  We’ll learn about the human transport system – blood, blood vessels and the heart.

These are the one and two presentations that we will use in class. This one from Mr Hobbins also very good: How-your-Heart-beats and 6.2 Transport

And for all you budding surgeons, here is a virtual heart transplant to try.

Just a few of the questions we need to answer:

  • What is blood made of?
  • Why do we need a transport system?
  • How is the structure of the heart related to its function?
  • Why and how is the structure of arteries, veins and capillaries different?
  • How is heart rate controlled?

Eye see!

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Cow eye dissection by Susan Tansil on flickr

We’ll take a look (ha ha) at the structure of the eye, and learn how it captures light waves so that wecan see.

Eye-diagram

We’ll be able to identify the parts by name and also explain their function.  We’ll understand how the eye is like a camera, and we’ll do an eye dissection.

Muscles and movement

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

bones of the elbow and forearm, anterior view by robswatski on flickr

In this section we’ll take a look at  the musculo-skeletal system

We’ll talk about the various functions of the skeleton and the different types of joints that exist in the body. 

We’ll focus on the elbow joint, and learn the detailed structure and how it flexes (bends) and extends (straightens). 

We’ll talk about antagonistic muscle pairs and understand why two muscles are needed to operate a joint. 

And finally, we’ll dissect a pig’s trotter to try and identify some of the parts we’ve been discussing. 

To demonstrate your understanding, you will be asked to select one of the following assessments to complete:

  • WRITE a description of how the knee bends and straightens.  Include details of named bones and muscles to convey your understanding.
  • DRAW an annotated diagram/picture to illustrate how the knee bends and straightens. Include details of named bones and muscles to convey your understanding.
  • MAKE a model of a knee joint that can bend and straighten and be able to explain how it works and why you have chosen the materials you used.
  • ACT out a scene that demonstrates your understanding of how the knee joint bends and straightens.
  • Use TECHNOLOGY to create a Comic Life strip to explain how the knee bends and straightens. 

Eye see

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

We’ll take a look (ha ha) at the structure of the eye, and learn how it captures light waves so that we can see.  Eye-diagram  We’ll be able to identify the parts by name and also explain their function.  We’ll understand how the eye is like a camera, and we’ll do an eye dissection.