Hello everyone! My husband and I were talking about science in the high school years last night and I have started to worry about Biology. When I was in school I loved doing dissections and learning that way but I’m not so sure about my 2 oldest children. My oldest is INCREDIBLY sensitive to anything having to do with bodily fluids or medical processes. There is no way he will every go into any medical related field lol! My middle son is an avid animal lover and I don’t think he will be able to do a dissection without crushing guilt and tears. So, my question is how important is it that they complete dissections during their high school biology class? Is watching a video of the dissections enough? I would appreciate your thoughts/ experiences with this!
Are they college bound? If yes, live dissection would be better, but they don’t have to do a lot of them.
I saw an article about using fresh fish and seafood and eating it for dinner afterwards. That is the direction I am planning next year. I can’t find the article or I would post it.
Yes, they are definitely college bound. I love the idea of dissecting something we would eat afterwards!HollySParticipant
I wouldn’t require it. I have 2 students using Sabbath Mood biology and there is a frog dissection experiment. One of my DC will do it, the other will do a virtual dissection. I don’t think actually dissecting something is super important, even if they are college bound. It’s easy enough to figure out, and their lab instructor will give them directions if they end up taking college level biology.Rachel WhiteParticipant
Here’s a DVD with dissections.
They can watch them and write up correct lab reports, which is the most important skill needing to be learned anyway.
Thank you ladies! I am planning on my kids watching dissections and doing lab reports on them. You have put my mind at ease about adapting the Biology curriculum to fit the needs of my children!
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