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  • Shoals High School
  • Shoals, IN
  • More than half of students from low‑income households

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Last year, dissections were the students' favorite part of biology. They learn so much and also have fun while doing it. In Biology I, they will be learning about the animal body systems and different organs. In Biology II, they will be dissecting pigs, where they will learn more about the organs and be able to figure out what caused the pig to die. In Anatomy, students dissect cats and identify all the muscles. Students need these materials to help them to be successful in dissecting. They need Pig Dissection Mats and Intermediate Dissecting Kits with useful tools that work how they are supposed to and aprons to protect them and their clothes from the animal. Also, the guides, charts, and manuals will be used to help guide them in their dissections and learn about the different organs in the animal system. Dissections are a major part of science, especially biology. In dissecting an animal, students see, touch, and explore the various organs in the body. Seeing these organs and understanding how they work within a single animal allows students to understand how these systems work within many other animals, including themselves. While there are various aspects that may differ between humans and other animals, many of the organ systems in complex animals work in similar ways to those of humans. If students see and feel these organ systems for themselves, they will take more out of the lesson than if the teacher just lectured or assigned readings about it. By learning about their own bodies through dissection, students will come to respect how their bodies work and think about how they treat them and what they put into them. This is a great hands-on activity that students love and learn so much from!

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Last year, dissections were the students' favorite part of biology. They learn so much and also have fun while doing it. In Biology I, they will be learning about the animal body systems and different organs. In Biology II, they will be dissecting pigs, where they will learn more about the organs and be able to figure out what caused the pig to die. In Anatomy, students dissect cats and identify all the muscles. Students need these materials to help them to be successful in dissecting. They need Pig Dissection Mats and Intermediate Dissecting Kits with useful tools that work how they are supposed to and aprons to protect them and their clothes from the animal. Also, the guides, charts, and manuals will be used to help guide them in their dissections and learn about the different organs in the animal system. Dissections are a major part of science, especially biology. In dissecting an animal, students see, touch, and explore the various organs in the body. Seeing these organs and understanding how they work within a single animal allows students to understand how these systems work within many other animals, including themselves. While there are various aspects that may differ between humans and other animals, many of the organ systems in complex animals work in similar ways to those of humans. If students see and feel these organ systems for themselves, they will take more out of the lesson than if the teacher just lectured or assigned readings about it. By learning about their own bodies through dissection, students will come to respect how their bodies work and think about how they treat them and what they put into them. This is a great hands-on activity that students love and learn so much from!

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