The Mighty Heart

This The Mighty Heart activity & project also includes:

Have your class follow the step-by-step directions in this resource to dissect a sheep heart and gain a better understanding of this amazing organ. Working in small groups, pupils look for specific parts of the heart during their dissection. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use a virtual heart dissection
  • During the dissection have the pupils document what they are seeing with sketches and labels
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should know how blood flows through the heart
  • The third in the 4-part series

  • Vocabulary is specific to the activity and not just the lesson in general
  • Contains detailed instructions to perform the dissection

  • Obtaining enough supplies for everyone to do their own dissection may be expensive