December 6, 2019

Year 12 dissection in Biology

Year 12 Biology students dissected a locust last week in an investigation into the respiratory system of insects.

The practical involved using surgical scissors to cut open the locust’s abdomen and flooding the insect with saline solution in order to make the tracheal system visible.
 
Most of the boys enjoyed this practical as it was different and is good practice for those interested in going into the medical profession. 

Article written by Alexander H