Biology Students Learn by Doing
Pig Dissection Provides Anatomy Lesson
March 31, 2015
Biology students learned about anatomy this semester by dissecting piglets in class.
The piglets were donated to Southfield High after student teacher Michelle Yang requested the donation through the donorschoose.org website.
“It was fun dissecting the pig,” said freshman Cameron Galliard. “I learned a lot about how the inside of the pig works, what really goes on, and what it looks like, but it smelled pretty bad.”
Galliard said he enjoyed making the incisions and seeing the piglet’s body parts.
Freshman Jalen Eppes said he learned that pigs have the same body parts as humans, and he learned where the lungs, heart and ribs are located inside the pig.
Students wore goggles and latex gloves during the process for safety reasons. Those students who did not want to do any cutting were allowed to watch the process, said Biology teacher Jennifer Bargardi.
Student teacher Yang, from Wayne State University, assisted Bargardi in helping the students dissect the piglets. All freshman Biology classes did the dissection lab.