Tifton Gazette

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December 3, 2012

Eighth Street Middle School students take science to heart

TIFTON — Students in teacher Schonda Sailer’s seventh grade science classes at Eighth Street Middle School (ESMS) have been learning about human body systems recently. Using a deer heart donated by ESMS student Travis Harper, students got a close look at the heart and its systems Nov. 5. As Sailer dissected the heart, she questioned students about the circulatory system, the heart’s function, the four chambers of the heart, and the flow of blood.  After the dissection was finished, students wrote a science journal entry about what they learned. Student Wells Scott said, "Viewing a real heart made it easy to see how it worked and where the chambers were located.” Pictured, left to right are ESMS student Adriel Ponce, Sailer and Scott.

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