Year 12 students get a better understanding of bones, joints and muscles and how they can malfunction.
Since the introduction of a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care this term for our new Year 12s, Mr Matanda has been steering the girls through their course units and assignments.
They are now learning about bones, joints and muscles and gaining more in-depth knowledge of how they can malfunction and lose their strength, leading to diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis.
To investigate ossification, the girls placed bones in water, acid and vinegar, noting how they became harder, softer or more brittle over a 24-hour period. They also burnt bones over a high Bunsen burner heat. By recording the effects, they developed greater awareness of how bones can malfunction, making them better placed to produce a care plan for an individual suffering from osteoarthritis.