Cross Campus Shark Dissection Project

Cross Campus Shark Dissection Project
Posted on 05/08/2023
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Indian Lake High School Science Club members are diving deep into the art of dissection with the ILMS 8th graders.
ILHS Science Club students dissected dogfish sharks as a cross campus project with 8th grade science students. They examined the shark’s skin under a microscope, identified and measured internal organs and completed color coded diagrams. 
ILHS Science educator Matt Steinbarger says, they all practiced presenting the lesson and dissecting the sharks in advance of instructing the middle school students.
Steinbarger was able to use ILHS 21st Century Grant 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 an organism adapts over time.