Cow's Eye Dissection Research Paper

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COW’S EYE dissection Dissecting a Cow’s Eye Step-by-Step Instructions One way to figure out how something works is to look inside it. To learn about how your eyes work, you can dissect, or take apart, a cow’s eye. Safety first! You’ll be using a scalpel or a razor to cut the cow’s eye. Be careful. A scalpel or razor can cut you as easily as it cuts the cow’s eye. ® Visit the Cow’s Eye Dissection online: http://www.exploratorium.edu/coweye Whenever you handle raw meat (whether it’s a cow’s eye or a steak), you wash your hands thoroughly afterward to wash away any bacteria you picked up from the meat. If you have cuts on your hand, we also recommend you wear gloves so that no bacteria from the cow’s eye infects your cut. COW’S EYE dissection Here’s what you need: - One cow’s eye for every two participants - One single-edged razor blade or scalpel for every two participants - Scissors (optional) - Wax paper and paper towels - Plastic garbage bag - A cutting board or other surface on which you can cut - A sheet of newspaper - Soap, water, and paper towels for cleaning up page 2 Here’s where to get cows’ eyes: You can order cows’ eyes at a butcher shop or purchase them directly from a slaughterhouse. Try to get eyes with the muscles and fat still attached. If possible pick up the cows’ eyes…show more content…
You’ll end up with two halves. On the front half will be the cornea. The cornea is made of pretty tough stuff—it helps protect your eye. It also helps you see by bending the light that comes into your eye. Once you have removed the cornea, place it on the board (or cutting surface) and cut it with your scalpel or razor. Listen. Hear the crunch? That’s the sound of the scalpel crunching through layers of clear tissue. The cow’s cornea has many layers to make it thick and strong. When the cow is grazing, blades of grass may poke the cow’s eye— but the cornea protects the inner

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