Leading up to Valentine’s Day, which celebrates matters of the heart, Indian Lake’s advanced science students are examining the organ most associated with love. The week of Feb. 1, students in Blythe Moorhouse’s Anatomy and Physiology class are inspecting and dissecting sheep hearts. The assignment is part of their in-depth study of the cardiovascular system. Moorhouse says it is their chance to learn the external and internal anatomy of the heart by getting to touch, turn it over and look inside.
“They like it because they can see where all the veins and arteries are going,” Moorhouse said.
They were also given the task of being able to trace the path that blood takes as it travels through, from beginning to end.
The Anatomy and Physiology course is one of several College Credit Plus classes offered at Indian Lake High School in which students can earn college credit by taking advanced subjects.
Submitted by Indian Lake Local Schools.