I recently observed a student centered, hands on learning lesson in Mr. Uchio’s Biology class. The students were dissecting pigs in groups at their lab tables. They had to identify the various organs and take them out and identify them. This was a very lively class. The students were able to take the organs out of the pig and identify each organ with much discussion among the various members at each lab table. The groups methodically worked through taking out each organ, placing the organ on a paper towel and writing the name of the organ on the towel next to the organ. I observed one group that was looking on line at a college website about dissecting pigs. These students were able to use this information to more easily identify the organs correctly.
Click the links below to check out how engaged these students are in this biology investigation. Way to go!
Ed Behrens, SMHS Principal
- Frog Dissection, the modern way (iphonelife.com)
- Rat Dissection in Biology. (burriscommonground.wordpress.com)