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Our latest investigation led to a trip to one of the Ferrers School science labs. With the support of Mr Niwaz, and a few year 9 pupils, we worked in groups of two or three, to dissect sheep hearts. Although some of us were a little unsure about the task ahead, nearly everyone participated with the actual dissection. We were able to view the internal elements of the heart, looking for the ventricles and atriums. Some of us placed a (gloved) finger into the blood vessels still attached, to feel inside the heart first. One of the most fascinating things to see were the 'heart strings'. 

A very big THANK YOU to Mr Niwaz and the Science Dept at the Ferrers School, for hosting, resourcing and supporting our lesson.

We have been learning about the different blood vessels in the body and how the heart pumps oxygenated blood around the body via these vessels. As part of our lesson we used straws of different diameters and different viscosity liquids, to demonstrate the blood flow. We used a thicker, stickier, liquid to show the difference a less healthy diet could make to how fast our muscles and vital organs might receive oxygen. We also investigated how a fatty diet might block arteries and veins, also slowing the progress of blood flow.

This lesson came after research and discussions about food groups and healthy eating. 

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The name, postal address and telephone number of the school, and the name of a person to whom enquiries should be addressed is:

Miss Gemma Oakenfull,
Higham Ferrers Junior School,
Saffron Road,
Higham Ferrers,
Rushden, Northants.
NN10 8ED

Tel: 01933 312748
Fax: 01933 418703

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