Science@IMSA Wednesday

Science@IMSA Wednesday, 6-21, Cardiovascular Physiology and Classic Frog Dissection

Today students explored cardiac and lung output in response to physical activity. They established their baseline heart rate, lung capacity, and blood pressure, then measured the same after 2 sets of 30 minutes of sustained activity. Tomorrow they will analyze their collected data. In the other section, students reviewed the vertebrate nervous system before performing a full frog dissection with a standard ventral opening with identification and removal of all organs and nerve cord and brain removal!

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Taking blood pressure readings is fun!

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Science@IMSA – Tuesday

Science@IMSA – Tuesday 6/20 – Human Neurophysiology and Crayfish Dissection

Today students performed a dissection of a live (anesthetized) crayfish, highlighting all of its significant sensory structures. They also did a histology of its nervous tissue to examine the neural network.  In the other section of the course students examined reaction and reflex variation to auditory and visual reflexes (using eye charts and tuning forks) as well as tactile reflexes.