This is a comprehensive dissection guide of the pig heart, designed for a high school or early college Biology or Anatomy & Physiology class. Pig hearts are larger than the typically used sheep hearts, and better resemble the human heart structure.
The guide includes step-by-step instructions and labeled diagrams that will lead students through the external anatomy of the heart, followed by dissection of the internal structures.
In addition to description of structures, the relevant physiology/function of these structures is included to provide functional relevance to the exercise.
Pig hearts are affordable and are available from commercial scientific supply vendors, including Carolina Biological (www. carolina.com) and Ward's Natural Science (www.wardsci.com).
The free preview is the 4th of 6 pages of dissection instructions. Word document can be modified as needed by the instructor.