Our BIOLOGY students have dissected a kidney in the Science laboratory, an activity that is included in the British Curriculum program; in this case, the photos are of Year 13 students.
LEARNING BY DOING:
Learning and remembering is more effective when we use more of our senses in the process. During the dissection process, the brain receives input from the eyes and ears, the muscles of the hands, the touch-sensitive nerves in the fingers, and even the olfactory receptors inside the nose.
From manipulating sharp instruments to employing fine hand-eye coordination, the reality of physically dissecting a specimen can reinforce theory by including practical knowledge.
By dissecting a kidney, our Biology students can see that no two organs are exactly alike, helping students understand natural variations and recognize anatomy even if it isn’t exactly the same as in the textbook.
Year 10 students, on the other hand, have been able to do the same process, but with a heart.
Quite an experience, and without a doubt, one of the best ways to learn.
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