Our BIOLOGY students have been dissecting a kidney in the Science lab, an activity that is part of the British Curriculum programme. In this case, the photos are from Year 13 students. On the other hand, our Year 10 students have been dissecting a heart.
LEARNING BY DOING:
Learning and remembering is more effective when we use more senses in the process. During the dissection process, the brain receives information from the eyes and ears, the muscles in the hands, the touch-sensitive nerves in the fingers and even the olfactory receptors inside the nose.
From the manipulation of sharp instruments to the use of delicate hand-eye coordination, the reality of physically dissecting a specimen can reinforce theory by including practical skills.
By dissecting a kidney, our Biology students can see that no two organs are exactly alike, which helps students understand natural variations and recognise anatomy even if it is not exactly the same as in the textbook.
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