I've homeschooled since 1996, this is the first time dissecting has occurred in my home. I avoided it since both Madeleine and James took Biology while living overseas and did virtual labs.
But that changed today as Abigail (our future nurse) dissected a cow's eye; Theresa stayed far away but John was quite interested.
Cutting away the fat and tissue - she can't ever say that cooking chicken or ground beef is disgusting.
Peeking through the cornea.
The shimmery inside is the tapetum which humans don't have in their eyes; it helps to see better at night.
From left to right: retina, eye socket (with parts removed), cornea cut in half to look at thickness, iris and the lens.
Stayed tuned... in a few days or weeks, she'll be dissecting a sheep's heart.