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Zoology Students Share Shark Experience with Elementary
Zoology Students Share Shark Experience with Elementary
Allison Wygal
Monday, February 03, 2020

High School Zoology students, taught by Mrs. Carrie Smith, dissected full grown Spiny Dogfish Sharks in class!  The sharks are around two feet long and give students the experience of dissecting larger sharks as much of the anatomy is the same.  They didn’t keep this really cool experience to themselves, though!  Students were able to really dive into their study by demonstrating dissections to our elementary students.  Zoology students brought the sharks around to different classes, explained the importance of dissection and what scientists are able to learn from this process.  Elementary students got to touch the shark if they wanted and got an up close look at shark anatomy.  They saw the heart, the stomach, and in some cases, they were able to see the contents of the sharks stomach.  Students were excited to learn about what the shark may have eaten (turns out it was a fish)!  Kudos to our Zoology class for opening up your learning experience to a teaching moment for many more students to enjoy!