Biology Students Learn by Doing

Pig Dissection Provides Anatomy Lesson

March 31, 2015

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Tiffany Harris

Slice of life: Dissecting a fetal pig are (from left to right) freshmen Michael Bridges and Tyrus Brown, student teacher Michelle Yang and freshman Cameron Galliard.

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.

8 Comments

8 Responses to “Biology Students Learn by Doing”

  1. Parker Wright on March 31st, 2015 2:42 pm

    Ewwww how gross.

  2. Nicole on April 16th, 2015 1:16 pm

    That’s disgusting! But cool at the same time.

  3. Jade Gaines on May 4th, 2015 12:01 pm

    Why don’t we do this more here?

  4. Emmanuel on May 5th, 2015 7:53 am

    That’s pretty cool, to be honest.

  5. Jen Bargardi on May 5th, 2015 8:57 am

    Great article! Ms. Yang did a wonderful job and I know the students really enjoyed the lab work.

  6. Kelsee White on May 5th, 2015 11:19 am

    I remember that. It was an experience.

  7. Rachel White on May 5th, 2015 2:48 pm

    I wish I could do this!

  8. Jordan spencer on May 6th, 2015 2:24 pm

    I wish I had a chance to learn about this….

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