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ERIC Number: EJ884169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Creating Clay Models of a Human Torso as an Alternative to Dissection
Shipley, Gwendolyn
American Biology Teacher, v72 n3 p146-147 Mar 2010
Instead of dissecting animals, students create small clay models of human internal organs to demonstrate their understanding of the positioning and interlocking shapes of the organs. Not only is this approach more environmentally friendly, it also forces them to learn human anatomy--which is more relevant to them than the anatomy of other creatures--in a creative and constructive manner. The article includes photos of students' work, a table for evaluation (grading rubric), and a list of materials, as well as some helpful hints.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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