Deer Heart Dissection

Over the past month, seventh-grade health students have been learning about the vascular system and the human heart. As a culmination of their learning, students worked in pairs to dissect deer hearts. Deer hearts are very similar to the human heart and are significantly larger. Students began by identifying key components on the outside of the heart and then cut them open to see the anatomy on the inside. The health teacher, Mr. Odberg, worked with local deer hunters to get the hearts donated for this great project.

Seventh grade students have an anatomy/health class, and eighth graders take a health class which counts for high school credit at both Bayport and Notre Dame.