Grant enables South students to learn biology

Published 9:43 am Thursday, February 25, 2016

Seventh graders at South Davie Middle School will probe into the internal structures of organisms through a hands-on experience with dissection.

Students will work in groups of four and each will have a task such as photographer, surgeon, recorder or speaker. Through the Three Musketeers Grant, students will be able to have access to their own specimen and also the tools for dissection.

Students will use the experience of exploring the internal structures of organisms and compare them to the human organ systems.

“In addition to the purchase of dissection specimens, the grant provided slides for our cell biology unit,” said Emily Fanning, science teacher.

Students used microscopes to explore the structures of protists including the amoeba, euglena, paramecium, volvox, and a host of other microscopic organisms.