Since Littletree’s recent foray into dissecting brains was such a success, we decided to get to the heart of the matter, and dissect some hearts.
***again: graphic pics warning, don’t scroll down if you’re squeamish, instead, peruse this old post which includes a very cute picture of Littletree***
So back to the butcher for lamb’s hearts, and out with the science lab equipment!
Littletree was really excited to see all the different chambers in the heart, and how the bigger blood vessels feed in and out of the chambers. We learned about how the valves work and how the muscle pumps.
We got out some medical books and learned about the heart in humans and various genetic disorders, and the whole circulatory system.
And as always, Littletree got out her microscope and made up some slides to look at heart tissue.
Apparently I now need to source bovine eyeballs for dissection. I swear this wasn’t in the brochure when I signed up for parenting.