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Year 6 Locust Dissection

November 15th, 2019

At the beginning of the term, the Year 6 girls were asked what they would like to do in their science lessons. They came up with plenty of ideas, some more realistic than others. But a common request was the chance to dissect something. So this week, after practising on origami models, the girls were provided with a wax tray, mounting board, scissors, tweezers and a desert locust. The result? A few initial nerves rapidly replaced by enthusiasm, and a better understanding of the inner workings of one of the world’s most abundant insects.

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