Year 7 pupils made a start to Senior School science recently, taking a look at how the body of an organism is organised.
The pluck, as it's known, provides a very visual reference of how the organs in the body are linked to form organ systems, and how these in turn join to keep an organism alive. Pupils were given a unique opportunity to feel the heart, lungs, oesophagus, liver and much more, leading them to question why the organs felt so different, and how they are linked to structure and function. This ultimately gave them an understanding of the different tissues in the body and the cells they are made from.
Commenting on how smooth the organs felt, and how hard the heart is when compared with the lungs, the pupils found the lesson an invaluable practical experience that gave them an understanding of the building blocks of life. For some, this may start an interest in a career in veterinary science or medicine.