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Touch the Science – Heart Smart

Emerson 6th graders are smart about hearts. They recently completed a unit on adult, child and infant CPR and defibrillator use, mastering those vital skills and achieving certification.

Then things really got interesting!  Health teacher, Mary Ellen Flaherty shared a dissection of a deer heart, giving the students an opportunity to see the organ most affected by their CPR.  A deer heart is large and the anatomy easy to see.  Students who wanted to, put on gloves and handled the heart, the blood vessels and valves they had learned about.

It was a day to remember led by an inspirational teacher. An Emerson parent said it best, “I hope their smiles are a little window into the incredible joy and inspiration you pour into them every day!”