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Advanced Pig Dissection

In this two-day advanced dissection course, students will learn to dissect a fetal pig specimen following along step-by-step with the teacher on their own pig specimen.
Mysti Chisholm, RPSGT, MBA-HM
700 total reviews for this teacher
13 reviews for this class
Completed by 28 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$20 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 1 week
40 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Students will be able to name standard dissection tools and placement of tools
Students will be able to perfect advanced dissection techniques.
Students will be able to observe the internal and external anatomy of a fetal pig specimen.
I was a middle school science teacher for 10 years and in that time, have lead hundreds of students through many dissections including the hot dog, earthworms, clams, crayfish, sharks, and pigs. In my college Zoology class, I was the only student to successfully extract the entire spinal nerve of a crayfish that the professor had ever had! I find dissections fascinating and a good stepping stone for any student interested in anatomy, physiology, zoology, or college sciences.
No homework is assigned, though the pig must be wrapped carefully in plastic and refrigerated between classes. 
Fetal pig specimen ( $26 Dissection kit Safety wear (gloves, glasses/goggles, mask) Clean place to dissect
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Learner progress is assessed throughout class. It is very helpful if a student's camera is able to be moved so that the instructor can visualize their progress.
1 hour 20 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Dissection tools are sharp and as such, your student must be mature enough to handle them on their own by your estimation. Reproductive organs are also a large organ system of the fetal pig and will be part of the anatomy that students dissect. Students will be able to determine the sex of their specimen. Pigs have a more developed reproductive system than other specimens we have dissected before as well as being very similar to our own. Please make sure your student is mature enough to handle naming and dissecting these organs. 
Safety wear is required; please have gloves and safety glasses or goggles available. Masks may also be worn if your learner would like. These specimens are preserved in a chemical fluid to allow for dissection. You will want to wash your work area and hands after class thoroughly.
Fetal Pig Speciemen  ($26)


Mysti Chisholm, RPSGT, MBA-HM
Lives in the United States
Science Instructor and Sleep Medical Professional
700 total reviews
678 completed classes

About Me

Hello students and parents!
I am a former Science teacher who now runs a hospital-based Sleep Lab. With a Bachelors degree in Biology, I taught middle-school science classes for 10 years before transitioning into the healthcare field. I have been... 
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