Dissections for the Science Classroom

A ClickView original series

‘Dissections for the Science Classroom’ is a valuable new resource for junior and middle secondary students of Science and Biology. The dynamic series demonstrates dissection in action, accompanied by clear descriptions and helpful explanatory diagrams.

Use the ClickView original series and educational resources as a replacement for or complement to hands-on dissection in the lab. Please note that no live creatures were euthanased for the production of these clips.


Why dissection?

This series has been specifically developed with junior and middle secondary Science and Biology students and their teachers in mind.

Here’s why:

  • To support all junior Science teachers, including those who don’t have skills in dissection.
  • To support all schools to teach dissection, including those without the budget and resources for class sets of dissection tools and organs.
  • It can be difficult obtaining organs for dissection, even in schools that wish to teach hands-on dissection.
  • We understand not all teachers and students want to perform hands-on dissections, but still value the learnings from this process.
  • Strict rules and regulations exist around the use of organs in schools, which can create obstacles for Science teachers when it comes to dissection.

Free junior Science series ‘Dissections for the Science Classroom’

The study of anatomy at a junior and middle secondary level can be carried out effectively using high quality video. ClickView’s ‘Dissections for the Science Classroom’ series will give students the opportunity to learn about the structure of various organs in the body and to hone their observational skills.

The are many advantages to teaching dissection through video:

  • Video allows a flexible approach to teaching, encouraging whole-class student interaction with dissection.
  • The dissection procedures in the series are performed by experts for the highest quality demonstrations.
  • The ability to pause and discuss the content can enhance the assimilation of information.
  • Students can rewatch content in their own time, returning to master or refresh particular concepts.
  • Clear, illustrative diagrams help convey the structural organisation of each organ.
  • Accompanying educational resources include questions and answers to reinforce the video content.

Discover all 4 episodes free to share with your students

Dissections in the Science Classroom Series 1


Dissections for the Science Classroom

4 videos | Secondary

This series demonstrates dissection in action, with clear descriptions and helpful explanatory diagrams. Each episode comes with a pack of printable supporting resources for your lessons.

Ovine Brain

Acting as the body’s control centre, the brain is responsible for all the essential functions of the body. This dissection of a sheep’s brain, complemented by clear, illustrative diagrams, looks at the brain’s two hemispheres and their four distinct lobes, explaining the unique features and functions of each.

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Bovine Eye

Forming part of the nervous system, the eyes are complex organs responsible for receiving light from the environment and conveying this information through nerve signals to the brain. This dissection of a cow’s eye shows the optic nerve, cornea, pupil, iris and retina, and explains the process of how the eye communicates with the brain to achieve sight.

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Ovine Heart

The central component of the circulatory system, the heart plays a vital role in moving nutrients and waste around the body. This dissection of a sheep’s heart shows the structure of the organ, including its chambers, veins, arteries and passages, and explains the role it has in ensuring blood flow around the body.

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Porcine Kidney

The kidneys play a vital role in the body by filtering blood, removing wastes and producing urine. This dissection of a pig’s kidney shows the structure of the kidney, including the renal artery and vein, the renal pelvis, cortex and medulla, nephrons and renal pyramids, and explains its function as part of the urinary system.

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Dissections in the Classroom - ClickView


Dissections for the Science Classroom

New videos | Secondary

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How can I use the ‘Dissections for the Science Classroom’ series in my classroom?

‘Dissections in the Science Classroom’ is appropriate for junior and middle secondary students of Science and Biology. The clips and accompanying resources will help you deliver highly effective lessons on dissection, organs and scientific observation.

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What are the educational outcomes for my students?

By watching and interacting with this series, your students will:

  • Better understand the structure of various organs in the body.
  • Hone their observational skills through recorded close-up dissection demonstrations.
  • Extend their understanding of biology through comprehension questions, research activities and diagram labelling.

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