NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ876522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1539-2422
The Autopsy of Squirrel Doe
Dick, Timothy T.; Watson, Jason
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, v31 n3 p10-12 Aug 2005
Introductory biology laboratory experiences frequently rely on preserved chordates for anatomical study. Unfortunately, these preserved organisms rarely reflect the appearance of a living creature. Since community colleges are generally prohibited the use of live chordates, this paper describes the autopsy of a "road kill" squirrel to facilitate the learning experience of biology majors. In addition to the improvement in basic anatomy test scores, the students also learned teamwork, microbiology assays, and hazardous material protection.
Association of College and Biology Educators. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A