Biology – Dissecting Locust

Future entomologists in training during year 12 Biology this week.

As part of the A level biology course the students carry out a number of Core Practical activities. This allows the students to develop and improve their skills. The activity being carried out here is the dissection of a locust in order to explore the structure of an insects gas exchange system. The students were guided through the ethical issues that can arise while carrying out dissection prior to this activity. They were able to identify all of the key structures within the locust and link these to the function of them.