AQA new specification-Heart dissection practical-B4.3

This is one of my all time favourite lessons to teach, i’ve had great feedback from my students and would love to inspire more it’s free for that reason alone.

Heart dissection lesson in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a higher ability class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. Includes powerpoint timers, slide animations, embedded video’s and mini review. NB: If you are unable to play embedded videos please view slide notes for link. This is NOT a required practical lesson. This is well worth doing with a separate science group. You may decide to do this practical before theory i’ve taught the theory in a previous lesson.

AQA spec link:
Relevant chapter: B4 Organising animals and plants. AQA Biology combined edition textbook-Page 54-55
Students are required to know the following;
Students should know the structure and functioning of the human heart and lungs, including how lungs are adapted for gaseous exchange. The heart is an organ that pumps blood around the body in a double circulatory system. The right ventricle pumps blood to the lungs where gas exchange takes place. The left ventricle pumps blood around the rest of the body. Knowledge of the blood vessels associated with the heart is limited to the aorta, vena cava, pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein and coronary arteries. Knowledge of the names of the heart valves is not required.


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Created: Mar 16, 2018

Updated: Sep 17, 2018

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