Year 11 Biology – Lung Dissection
August 13, 2019
This week at Assumption College English Program, Mr Ash’s year 11 Biology students have been learning about gaseous exchange and the respiratory system in mammals. To get a better understanding of the structure and inner workings of this system, the year 11 Biology students went to the lab and carried out a pig lung dissection.
Dissecting this organ allowed the students to identify the different parts of this system that had been learned about in class. This was quite a challenge because each structure appears different to images in textbooks, and they can also be hidden by other tissues. Using the dissecting skills they learned a few weeks ago, they were able to successfully remove areas of tissue to reveal the major structures that are easily visible.
Text by Mr Ash Preston