ERIC Number: ED423137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Alternatives To Dissection. Second Edition.
DeRosa, Bill, Ed.; Winiarskyj, Lesia, Ed.
This packet attempts to provide educationally sound alternatives to dissection in the classroom, thereby making it possible for teachers to eliminate dissection from the curriculum. This packet can also be used by educators who include dissection in their curricula but consider it important to respect the expression of students' ethical, moral, or religious concerns about the treatment of animals. This packet contains teaching activities, student activity sheets, a resources list, and an appendix of further information which includes guidelines for the study of animals in elementary and secondary school biology. Suggested teaching activities include an in-class anatomy quiz show, in-class observation of animals, a design-a-species activity, model building, computer-simulated dissection, flower dissection which gives hands-on experience with real tissue, group exploration of human muscle function and reflexes, naturalistic observation, and a veterinary field trip. A list of traditional objectives cited for the advantages to dissection is also included. These objectives are keyed towards the teaching activities to demonstrate which activities address the same objectives. (PVD)
Descriptors: Biology, Dissection, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Field Trips, Hands on Science, Laboratory Animals, Laboratory Procedures, Models, Observational Learning, Science Activities, Science Education
Humane Society of the United States, Youth Education Division, P.O. Box 362, East Haddam, CT 06423-0362.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Humane Society of the United States, East Haddam, CT. Youth Education Div.