Students in Ms. Seward’s biology class spent a morning last week at the Harvard Science Center, dissecting calf hearts under the supervision of Harvard post-docs and graduate students. The lab also asked students to measure their ECGs before and after using a treadmill in order to see how their own hearts’ electric signals respond to exercise. The opportunity for high school students to work in a college-level lab facility is one of the goals of Harvard’s Life Sciences Outreach program. Ms. Seward and learning specialist Daniel Fish accompanied the group.
More photos are available on the CCSC Facebook page (some are not for the squeamish).