Anatomy Students Dissect Chicken Wings

On November 5th, the honors anatomy class looked to further their learning of the different joints that are found in the human body. The class was put into groups and each given a chicken wing to dissect. By breaking down the chicken wing the students examine the different joints within the wing.

Each student was given a lab manual that had the instructions for each activity the students performed. The lab manual also gives an overview of the information the students read about previously in the textbook. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Each student was given a lab manual that had the instructions for each activity the students performed. The lab manual also gives an overview of the information the students read about previously in the textbook. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The class was put into groups of two or three and each were given a large chicken wing to take a closer look at the different. The students were given a set of tools to help them cut into the chicken wing, such as a scapula, a pair of scissors and some tweezers. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The class was put into groups of two or three and each were given a large chicken wing to take a closer look at the different. The students were given a set of tools to help them cut into the chicken wing, such as a scapula, a pair of scissors and some tweezers. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students begin to dissect the chicken wing by first removing the skin, which eliminate a barrier, making it easier to get to the joints they will be identifying.  All of the labs the students have done have been very hands on, which has allowed the students to further understand the topic they are learning about. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students begin to dissect the chicken wing by first removing the skin, which eliminate a barrier, making it easier to get to the joints they will be identifying. All of the labs the students have done have been very hands on, which has allowed the students to further understand the topic they are learning about. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
In one of the chicken wings, the students were able to find and identify a tendon, the white portion, attached to a muscle, the beige portion. Tendons in the human body connect muscles to bones while ligaments connect bone to bones at joints. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
In one of the chicken wings, the students were able to find and identify a tendon, the white portion, attached to a muscle, the beige portion. Tendons in the human body connect muscles to bones while ligaments connect bone to bones at joints. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Louisa Beneke listens as anatomy teacher Maria Burgess shows the group where the elbow joint is located on the chicken wing. The elbow is a hinge joint, which is a type of synovial joint, where two bones come together and are separated by a joint cavity. A hinge joint acts like a one way door in which the elbow, knee and ankle joints only move along one axis, either flexing or extending. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Louisa Beneke listens as anatomy teacher Maria Burgess shows the group where the elbow joint is located on the chicken wing. The elbow is a hinge joint, which is a type of synovial joint, where two bones come together and are separated by a joint cavity. A hinge joint acts like a one way door in which the elbow, knee and ankle joints only move along one axis, either flexing or extending. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Anatomy teacher Maria Burgess holds up and moves the shoulder joint so students can examine the movement of a ball and socket joint. The ball and socket joint is a joint where the rounded spherical head of one bone fits into the socket of another bone. The shoulder and hip joints are the only ball and socket joints in the human body. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Anatomy teacher Maria Burgess holds up and moves the shoulder joint so students can examine the movement of a ball and socket joint. The ball and socket joint is a joint where the rounded spherical head of one bone fits into the socket of another bone. The shoulder and hip joints are the only ball and socket joints in the human body. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Students cut the bone in the chicken wing to examine the marrow in the marrow (medullary) cavity. In the human body, adult’s marrow cavities contain essential fat whereas in children, blood is found in the marrow cavities. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students cut the bone in the chicken wing to examine the marrow in the marrow (medullary) cavity. In the human body, adult’s marrow cavities contain essential fat whereas in children, blood is found in the marrow cavities. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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