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Biology..........what makes you heave?

Discussion in 'Science' started by hadron, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. 1) The smell of 15 dissected hearts, about 30 mins into the lesson, on a warm summer day
    2) The worry of giving an electric shock to a pupil who is desperate to put their hand on the van der Graaf generator & have their hair stand on end.

     
  2. spolem1

    spolem1 New commenter

    I will only dissect fresh eyes. The ones which have been previously frozen smell. Bad.
    I can do maggots, to the delight of our technician who won't touch them. I am also quite happy with locusts. The only thing I can't do is spiders, but luckily that hasn't come up yet!
    When I took A level bio we took 2 weeks plus to dissect a dogfish. Those days have gone, though.
     
  3. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Same here. And two weeks to dissect a rat. Slightly less time to dissect a very large earthworm. It was fun then!
     
  4. TeacherBiology

    TeacherBiology New commenter

    Eyeballs are fine, so are hearts.
    For my year 9s I got a whole rabbit, pinned it to a board shaved it and did a whole dissection, I cut ininto the digestive system and that actually made a few kids sick and made me heave and retch alot!
     
  5. It doesn't make me heave but when we get rats to dissect finding a pregnant one during the dissection still bothers me.
     

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