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Hands on: Sheep Heart and Lungs at Explore UT

Dr. Jan Machart gives us a hands on tour of a sheep’s heart and lungs, including the function of the trachea, diaphragm, alveoli, aorta, left ventricle, and more. Dr. Machart is a lecturer with the School of Biological Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences at UT Austin.

The exhibits also showed a pair of sheep lungs. The first was healthy and looked great. The second had been treated to show the effects of smoking. It was black and disgusting. Don’t smoke!!!!

Each year, the University of Texas at Austin holds a campus wide event with fun activities and education for kids and prospective students of all ages. This year’s explore Explore UT event was held on March 3, 2012.

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