Friday, May 1, 2009

With a Song (and a scalpel) in His Heart

I know some of you were pretty grossed out by the eye dissection photos, so I tried to put a warning in the title this time. If the warning was lost on you and you find yourself to be the squeamish type, this is your last chance:


I hope y'all don't find these dissection photo essays boring. This is a (supposed to be) a homeschooling blog, and I am raising a future surgeon after all . . . so it's a formality that simply must be done.

Let me say again, in advance, all intelligence is courtesy of Baby Boy. Proof positive that you don't have to be smarter than your children to teach them . . . otherwise everyone over here would be in big trouble.

He labeled the points of interest on each photograph. It looked pretty good on my computer, but once I uploaded them, I noticed how small the text is. Since going back to redo them simply will not be happening today, you can always click on any photo to see a larger more detailed version.

So . . . without further ado . . . The Cow Heart Dissection.

Intact Cow Heart in Baby Boy's Hands

View of Open Main Ventricles of the Heart

Bisected Heart

Open Pulmonary Trunk

So, there ya go.

In other news, we are all doing well here.

We had a super busy week, but since it's Friday, we aren't even going to worry our pretty little heads about it anymore. My Mom had to go out of town for the weekend to a funeral and I sent her with my Dad, so I'm off duty as the nurse de jour this weekend. We're all so excited about having the house to ourselves for a couple of days (although we love Mom and she's more than welcome to stay as long as she wants scuba diving locations)

Baby Boy's taking next week off from school work, so you can probably hear him bouncing off the walls from wherever you are. I have some work to do that will keep me very busy, but hopefully we'll have a little time for some interesting, educational and exciting field trips. We'll see!

I hope you all had a great week and have a wonderful weekend coming up!

Until next time . . .


Obi-Mom Kenobi said...

Very impressive!

Holly said...

Awesome. Now that was my favorite dissection. Everything is so big, and clear, and easy to see. How did Baby Boy like it?

topsytechie said...

For some reason, that one didn't give me nearly the dry heaves the last one did! Kudos to me (and to Baby Boy, of course). Have a great weekend yourself!!

jlo said...

Thanks for the shout out! Cool disection! ;)

Paula said...

Okay, I can't look at the photos. I guess you could say I don't have the *heart* to, cheesy, I know. But awesome for you and Baby Boy for continuing to educate me about things I may to do in the future, all for educational purposes of course.

Katy said...

So THAT'S what that sproing-sproing sound coming from the South was...

Have I told you how brave you are to do this whole high school science dissection THING for your kid? No? YOU ARE SO BRAVE! Now can you come and give thing 2 a lesson? He thinks this post and the eyeball one are so freaking cool and doesn't want to wait for high school. (Thing 1 is a vegetarian. We won't talk about his future dissecting career.)

Well done!

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