We made it to unit 4! Our first area of focus for "Movement" is on the joints and range of motion. Students completed two labs - one to check out the elbow of a cow and the other to make ROM measurements on their partners.
We are continuing our look into the urinary system this week. Today students dissected kidneys. The focus is on the major structures and functions of the kidney. As class wrapped up we discussed nephrons in preparation for tomorrow's project.
Today we completed the cow eye dissection and began looking at the structure and function of the eye. It's always a favorite with the students!
The long awaited heart dissection day finally arrived! My students have been looking forward to the day all semester. For many of them this is the first dissection they have ever done. Students labeled the external features of the heart prior to the internal dissection. Monday we will have a lab practical quiz over the structures of the heart.
My morning class had the option to attend a career expo this morning. Some of my students helped out at the Biomedical Sciences booth and did an outstanding job engaging the high school freshmen and sophomores who stopped by our booth. (It probably helped that they were dissecting a cow eye.) Other members of the class spent the morning visiting many of the booths related to health careers. A couple of my students were excited to spend time talking with a director of a funeral home and made a great contact to utilize for future job shadowing and mentoring opportunities. The students had an opportunity to talk with professionals in the fields of nursing, pediatrics, occupational therapy, physical therapy, biomedical electronics, radiology, veterinary science, fire science and EMT. It was great to get out of the classroom and interact with medical professionals!