Learn how the heart works as you locate the internal parts of a sheep heart!
An interactive sheep heart dissection is a great way for elementary, middle school, and high school students to learn about anatomy and life science. Dissecting parts of other mammals, like a sheep or pig heart, gives us some amazing insight into our own anatomy!
This complete sheep heart dissection kit comes with:
- a preserved sheep heart,
- a full-color photographic sheep heart dissection guide,
- a #22 scalpel,
- a dissecting probe,
- dissection pins,
- and a disposable dissection tray
Using the preserved specimen, illustrated dissection guide, tools, and dissecting tray inside this sheep heart dissection kit, curious learners of all ages can find and closely inspect parts of the heart and circulatory system such as the left atrium, right atrium, aorta, right ventricle, left ventricle, and so much more.
Home Science Tools recommends using disposable gloves for all dissections.
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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