NEWKIRK — NMS seventh graders in LaDonna Hale’s science class learned anatomy up close and personal last week when they dissected frogs in an effort to see what the insides of an animal actually look like.
The students were assisted by eighth grade students who did it the previous school year.
Through the project, the students were able to view the insides of a frog, which allowed them to not only describe what the different parts look like, but also compare them to human counterparts. Those parts included the eyes, mouth, skin and fat bodies, as well as the circulatory, respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems.
It is also a way to learn lab protocols.
“Students are learning the importance of rules and safety procedures in a lab environment,” Hale said. “Being structured and staying focused while dissecting is important to keep all safe from being injured in the lab.”
The activity was possible through available grants offered through the Newkirk Education Foundation.
“I want to give a big shout out and thank you from the students and teachers to this foundation,” Hale said.