Students at East Irondequoit Middle School had a chance to see the inner workings of animal respiratory systems.
Eighth-grade biology and living environment classes handled pig and cow hearts and a respiratory pluck, which had the heart lungs and liver attached.
“Peer pressure in this case is a good thing,” said biology teacher Stefanie Cornnell. “They see their friends doing it and they think, oh that’s not so bad I can do it too.”
The value of having these body parts in the class is the similar characteristics they share with those in the human body. The students can gain a better understanding of how their own systems function.