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Beginning Dissection (Age 8-10)

In this one-time class, students (aged 8-10 years) will use a simple hot dog to perfect their dissection techniques to gear up for more advanced dissection classes.
Mysti Chisholm, RPSGT, MBA-HM
671 total reviews for this teacher
15 reviews for this class
Completed by 32 learners
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year olds
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40 minute class

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Class Experience

Students will be able to name standard dissection tools.
Students will begin to get comfortable using the tools in dissection.
I was a middle school science teach for 10 years and in that time, have lead hundreds of students through many dissections including the hot dog, earthworms, clams, crayfish, and sharks. 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. 
At least two hot dogs at room temperature (can be cool but not frozen). A standard dissection kit. I have included the link to Home Science Tools which has a cheap standard kit for $5.60 (at the time of this writing). Amazon also has a couple for approximately $10. I personally recommend Home Science Tools. Not only is that where I purchase all of my dissection specimens but I have found them to be the most cost effective for these items. Students may prefer to have disposable gloves on when dissecting. A clean place to dissect your hot dog specimen.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Learn progress is assessed through the dissection technique....a successful removal of the hot dog casing in one piece. No grades are given.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Student will be using dissection tools that can be sharp. Students must be mature enough in parents decision to utilize these tools during class independently.


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

About Me

Hello students and parents!

Of note*-- I will be on vacation from April 8th-16th, 2023. I will still be able to get messages and answer questions but not in as timely manner as usual.

I am a former Science teacher who now runs a hospital-based... 
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