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Dissection — (Grades 7–12) Science Lab Credit 

Teacher:  Bonnie Spaanstra

Time:  Thursday 12:45-1:40

Class and Material Cost:  $267
A $20 copy fee and a $30 material fee is included in the cost of the class to cover supplies.

Book:  None

Biology is a fascinating subject, but the thought of dissection can make even the most stalwart parent cringe! This class is designed to augment the student’s own biology studies. Students will be required to write short research papers about the various animal kinds we are studying.

We will begin the year with Basic Dissection. This semester will familiarize the student with the hands-on dissection process, as well as teach scientific classification, basic anatomy, and safe laboratory techniques. This class will put their dissections skills to work first on two invertebrate species, the earthworm and grasshopper. This allows the student to get familiar with the procedures of dissection. We will then move on to dissect one species from each of the major classes of vertebrates: a reptile, amphibian, bird, mammal, and fish. Early in the second semester we will dive into Seashore and Aquatic Dissection. This class could be used for the lab portion of Biology, if you are doing Biology at home. 


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