The year 9 students had the chance to get their hands dirty in science this week as they dissected a lamb’s heart. The students enjoyed cutting through the heart and identifying the four chambers which they had previously studied. Particular enjoyment was taken out of poking fingers through the main blood vessels which led to a discussion about the strength of each blood vessel. The students decided to guess how much pressure the main artery; the aorta would withstand compared to the vein; the vena cava. The artery was the overall winner withstanding a massive 3kg in total before it collapsed. The vein came a close second holding 1.7kg comfortably before collapsing. A great way to bring science alive!