Dissecting Cow Eyes

DSC01927“EWWWWW! COW EYES!”

Today I dissected a cow’s eyeball! I took the fat and muscle off the cow eye and snipped all of the web parts. I also took apart the pupil with the scissors and the scalpel. I thought it was fun and interesting because I learned about the eye and how tough it is. It surprised me how tough and hard tissue, fat, and muscle is. The hardest part was using the scalpel to cut and once I even poked myself luckily I didn’t get hurt. I now know that there is fat around the eye. Students my age should wait until they are a little older to dissect because it is hard to understand what is going on but grades 7-12 would understand better what’s going on.

7 Comments on “Dissecting Cow Eyes

  1. Well it sounds like you had some rather yucky fun! I remember my first dissection (a frog!)
    and I am ancient! I would leave frogs alone for a while though!

  2. Hello, gross! Just be careful when someone tries to actually feed you cow stomach. If that ever happens, politely refuse. If you can’t get out of it, ask for lots of water. LOTS of water.

  3. Dissections were always my favorite part of school. You will be an expert by the time you do it again in junior high and high school. That’s great that you not only enjoyed it but also learned some cool things. Science rocks:) Keep up the good work.

  4. What an awesome way to spend a snow day! And you found out some really cool stuff about eyes. Do you think cows should wear glasses if they need them? How would you check?

  5. Hey guys thanks for the comments! Mrs. Rutherford you could tell a cow needs glasses by taking it to the cowtometrist. Rey why would you need to have lots of water if you eat cow stomach?

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