This comparative eye dissection kit comes with a cow eye, a sheep eye, and a pig eye.
Explore all three eye specimens to discover the similarities and differences between the anatomy of three amazing mammals! This eye dissection kit makes an excellent biology lab for students.
Begin with one eye dissection specimen, and use it to introduce the basics of biology and eye anatomy. Next, allow students to independently explore the other two eye dissection specimens, using what they learned to describe the similarities and differences they notice.
Learning about the various eye functions and parts of a mammal's eye - by studying both the inside and outside of a cow, sheep, and pig eye - will give students a memorable, hands-on life science experience.
Use a scalpel to explore the amazing ways in which a cow's eye, a sheep's eye, and a pig's eye works! With this eye dissection kit, you can examine the different parts of the eye, such as the cornea at the front of the eye, the iris, the pupil, the sclera, the vitreous humor, the part where the optic nerve connects at the back of the eye, other connecting muscles and veins, and more!
After seeing each part of the eye themselves, students can better understand how an eye works (e.g. how it focuses light). These eye specimens are similar to the human eye, and dissecting them gives curious learners the opportunity to discover how an eye works with their very own eyes!
Dissect this cow eye, sheep eye, and pig eye with an individual student, or order several to conduct the dissection in a larger group!
Note: Specimens are initially preserved with a formaldehyde solution, the best animal tissue fixative. The formaldehyde is then displaced first with water and finally with a glycol solution to produce a moist, low-fume specimen which will not decay over time.
HST Specimen Guarantee
In sealed, original packaging, our preserved specimens are guaranteed to remain fully preserved and free of decay for six months from the date of purchase.
Once the original package is opened, use specimen within one month. For best results, observe the following storage procedures:
- Store specimen in heavy-duty, zip-lock bags to minimize drying between dissections.
- Specimen will slowly dry out or become contaminated in zip-lock bags; add a teaspoon of Specimen Holding Fluid to retain moisture.
- Freezing or refrigeration is not necessary and may damage fragile tissues.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Formaldehyde, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Methanol, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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