Science Club Dissection Project

Science Club Dissection Project
Posted on 05/08/2019
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Indian Lake High School Science Club members are teaching middle school students the ins and outs of shark biology—literally. 

Science Club students dissected dogfish sharks with help from 8th grade science students recently. They examined the shark’s skin under a microscope, identified and measured internal organs and color coded diagrams. 

ILHS Science educator Matt Steinbarger says, "We've done this as a service project for the club to reach out to younger students who might be thinking about a future in science-related fields. I think having the upperclassmen lead makes the lesson even more memorable.”

Steinbarger was able to use science club funds to purchase the shark specimens, instruments for measuring, dissecting microscopes and trays to facilitate the project focusing on principles of science and math.   

8th grade science teacher Julie Grider says the dissection project aligns with curriculum standards concerning how organisms adapt over time.