Dissection Leads to Greater Understanding

By Chaleesa Warren & Rillene Nielsen

If you were to ask most people what happens in an Ag Science class they might tell you that kids learn how to care for and show farm animals.  But at Spanish Fork Junior High, Ag Science is so much more than that.  Science is what drives instruction.

This week in eighth-grade animal science, students dissected doves.  They got to see grain kernels and rocks inside of the gizzard.  This is part of their digestive systems.  They also got to see other organs like the heart, liver, lungs and trachea.