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The Heart of the Mammal (4 mammal organs) - ages 14-18

Debby Harrison
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(34)
In this four day online course, learners will learn all about three different organs found in mammals (sheep heart, sheep brain, sheep kidney, and cow eye) and how they compare to similar human organs.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Learners will improve their understanding of mammal organs and how they compare to similar human organs. 
I have taught biology at the high school level in both public schools and home schools. I 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.
Homework Offered
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 dissections before each class.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Learners will be assessed by informal assessment. A handout will be provided before the 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 at: sheep heart - https://quizlet.com/_8umz65?x=1qqt&i=320l2k sheep brain - https://quizlet.com/_8una4f?x=1qqt&i=320l2k sheep kidney - https://quizlet.com/_8un59m?x=1qqt&i=320l2k cow eye - https://quizlet.com/_8t2eog?x=1qqt&i=320l2k
Grades Offered
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 specimen kit.. The specimen kit needed can be found at this website:  <https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/animal-dissection-mammal-organs-specimen-kit/>. 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 as needed.

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."
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Learners will be dissecting their own dead animal specimens and therefore should be aware of this fact. No account is needed for the Quizlet website. Use of this website is optional and not a required part of the course. 
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(34)
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... 
Group Class


for 4 classes
2x per week, 2 weeks
55 min

Completed by 1 learner
Live video meetings
Ages: 14-18
1-6 learners per class

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