Science & Nature

Dissection 1 for Hands on Learning (ages 10-13)

In this 6 day online course, students will dissect their own specimen animals (a different animal in each class) to learn more about it and how it compares to human systems.
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Completed by 2 learners
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Class

55 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 3 weeks

10-13

year olds

1-6

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

Learners will improve their understanding of various animal body types/systems and the special features of each as compared to the human body. 
I have taught biology at the high school level in both public schools and home schools. I have taught this particular course many times and have also completed numerous dissections myself as a high school and college student. My first college degree is in Secondary Education (grades 6-12) with four concentrations (one concentration being biology) so I am certified to teach this subject at those levels. I have also taught Human Anatomy and Physiology at the college level and taught dissections there.
Learners should have their specimens ready to dissect upon entering the classroom. Learners may need extra time after class to complete their own dissection and/or to complete their hand-outs.  Learners will benefit most if they read over material about the upcoming animal dissection before each class. 
NOTE:  I do NOT receive additional benefits through commissions or the like. I am NOT an affiliate for any website or subscription company package NOR am I an owner of any online store. 

Each learner will need to purchase their own dissection kit with animals. The specific kit needed can be found at this website:
 <https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/intermediate-dissection-kit/?nosto=nosto-page-category1>. Some kind of eyewear (glasses, goggles, etc.) is recommended. If you wish you can purchase child goggles at:<https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/safety-impact-goggles-child-size/> Additional hand-outs will be provided.

The information below is from the supplier listed above:

"...students are able to remember and understand complex concepts more deeply and longer-term. Studying some animal anatomy can even give students a better understanding of human anatomy...As students activate many of their senses while dissecting an animal, their memory (or recall) increases, which helps boost their overall academic performance. Students who pursue careers in biology (including researchers, medical doctors, and teachers) will benefit from remembering dissection details...Doing an activity, like an animal dissection, brings some FUN into the home or classroom, encourages student participation, and teaches important life concepts... [M]ost of our animal suppliers use formalin to embalm their dissection specimens. Formalin is a colorless and (mostly) odorless solution of formaldehyde in water. You’ll notice that many customer reviews mention the “no-smell” smell of our specimens! We understand that humane practices are a concern for many when it comes to dissection. It is important for us to communicate that source most of our dissection specimens from companies in the United States. Because of this, most of our suppliers are subject to inspections and compliance orders from the US Department of Agriculture, under the Animal Welfare Act. In addition, many of the animals used for educational dissections are often the byproducts of other industries. For example, fetal pigs come from pork manufacturers and skinned minks come from fur ranches. Rather than sending the bodies of these animals to the landfill, suppliers use them for educational purposes...Small specimens are perfect for first-time dissections! Some excellent smaller specimens include earthworms, crayfish, starfish, clams, grasshoppers, and frogs!"
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learners will be assessed by informal assessment. A handout will be provided before the first class. The students may complete this before class. This handout can also be used by parents as an informal assessment at home after class. 

Vocabulary quizzes are available as listed below:      
- the clam dissection -  https://quizlet.com/_8oxq7u?x=1jqt&i=320l2k
- the fish dissection - https://quizlet.com/_8qp28d?x=1qqt&i=320l2
- the crayfish dissection - https://quizlet.com/_8qpcpr?x=1qqt&i=320l2k
- the earthworm dissection - https://quizlet.com/_8qpek9?x=1qqt&i=320l2k
- the starfish dissection - https://quizlet.com/_8qqgqa?x=1qqt&i=320l2k
- the grasshopper dissection - https://quizlet.com/_8qr7im?x=1qqt&i=320l2k
- the frog dissection - https://quizlet.com/_8qrgvt?x=1qqt&i=320l2k
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Learners will be dissecting their own dead animal specimens and therefore should be aware of this fact.

Teacher

Debby HarrisonTeacher of Science, Math, English, and Music
28 total reviews
37 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I'm Teacher Debby and I am very happy to meet you! I teach a variety of academic classes including science, math, English skills, music, and hobby classes like cake decorating and animals. I have a Bachelor's degree (Life Science, Earth... 
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