Biology Students Experience Dissection Hands-On
Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.
Email This Story
Ninth grade students in Larry Hollis’s Biology class got to experience dissection firsthand today. The students got to dissect a squid in pairs, meant to help them learn the structure of a highly developed animal.
“I think dissection is important because if you just look at diagrams all you see is lines. [With] dissection you get to make a hand-eye-brain connection,” said Hollis. “I think you can’t do everything virtually, because you’ll never get that immediate learning that you do hands-on.”
Students used scalpels, tweezers, and needles to take apart the squid’s body. They also completed a worksheet to go along with the experiment.
“It was so great because I got to learn about the inside of the squid,” said Holland Bakker (’17). “It was better than doing it virtually because you’re doing it, not someone else. I’d definitely do a dissection again.”