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Year 6 getting to the heart of the matter...

This week, Miss Mizon and Year 6 dissected pigs hearts! Those with a delicate constitution may want to look away now... 

Overcoming the unappealing smell and appearance, our fearless Year 6 scientists donned their protective gloves, and got stuck in...

"It was interesting...but pretty gross," said Cara. "We could see each of the 4 chambers of the heart. We could stick our finger into one chamber and poke it through into the next one. It was good to see it properly and make the link back to what we'd been taught."

Sadie added, "It was nasty at first but then we got used to it and it was quite cool. You could see where all the muscles were and how they all fitted together." 

Georgia also commented about inflating a set of pigs lungs: "Miss Mizon put a tube into them and blew them up. They were huge and you could feel all the bronchus and bronchioles.  Luckily we didn't have to touch anything if we didn't want to as we did it in little groups. It all smelt pretty bad."

So all in all, a stomach churning, lung inflating, stinky, yet informative day supporting the Science curriculum around Animals and Humans.