The GREAT Fetal Pig Dissection!

The grade 11 Biology class explored the inter-relationships between all body systems through a hands-on interactive fetal pig dissection during period D day.

In preparation for the lab, we discussed the purpose of dissections and determined that a thorough dissection would be multi-sensory.  We enlisted the expertise of our classmate, Macara, who is visually impaired.  She guided us through a braille activity, which highlighted a refined sense of touch and reminded us of how often we depend almost entirely on our sense of sight.

Part of the assignment was to narrate the entire lab procedure, detailing all actions and observations, to create a “described audio” transcript for each group. To help encourage more thorough description, the scribe was facing away from the dissection and provided questions that prompted more careful description of the process.



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