Hartismere School

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Rat Dissection - Yr7 Science Club

Science club on Friday 24th November observed a dissection of an adult female rat. We discussed the function and adaptations of each organ as it was removed and discovered what the rat had eaten just before being euthanised.

NB. the rat was bred for this purpose and was euthanised using CO2 asphyxiation, which is quick and painless.