Heart dissection walk through

Heart dissection walk through
Type of Resource: Teacher background info

This online resource gives a step-by-step guide of a sheep’s heart dissection.

The web page shows labelled pictures illustrating each step and a good description of the key structures.

At the end there is also a video of the procedure. 

Additional Information

Most butchers (with some warning) can obtain sheep hearts and dissection is a useful activity for students to illustrate the structure and function of the circulatory system.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs that carry out specialised... > ACSSU150