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Studying anatomy

Special to Atmore News

Perdido School seventh-grade students in teacher Josh Overstreet’s life science class had the valuable, unique, and somewhat slimy experience of dissecting a frog! The students have been studying not frogs, but the human body.

In dissecting an animal, students see, touch, and explore the various organs in the body. Seeing these organs and understanding how they work within a single animal allows students to understand how these systems work within many other animals, including themselves.
While there are various aspects that may differ between humans and other animals, many of the organ systems in complex animals work in similar ways to those of humans. Activities like these inspire students to explore the world around them and make connections.