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Did you dissect anything in biology class? Either in high school or college?

I just ran across something that said college students may have to dissect a cat. In h.s. I dissected a fetal pig but for some reason I just couldn't do a cat.

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Orionsgirl

Asked by Orionsgirl at 10:23 AM on Mar. 28, 2011 in

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  • Frogs, pigs, rats, worms, squid and something else i cant remember.. i just cant stand the smell they use to preserve the specimen with.
    zoejains_momma

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 10:25 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • We dissected all kinds of things, but never a cat. My SIL had to dissect a cat in high school.
    mommy_jules

    Answer by mommy_jules at 10:25 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Frogs, baby pigs, large grasshoppers
    ambr2006

    Answer by ambr2006 at 10:25 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • I had to do a pig in HS but never a cat.
    Syphon

    Answer by Syphon at 10:26 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Oh goodness I couldn't dissect a cat either. In hs I had to dissect a from.
    sweetpea1217

    Answer by sweetpea1217 at 10:26 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • In high school we dissected a frog.
    pookiekins34

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 10:26 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • In high school we dissected a frog and I can remember that smell. UGH and it was 10 yrs ago!!
    jnb71584

    Answer by jnb71584 at 10:30 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • I was supposed to in college (never did in HS)... But, I don't believe in killing animals, cutting them up, eating them--any of it. So, I told my professor that it's against by beliefs, and he was really cool about it. He gave me an alternate assignment to work on regarding anatomy while the others did their disections, and then when they tested for their knowledge of the parts, I did too. He told me as long as I was able to name everything I needed, that I didn't need to do an actual disection.
    laird6372

    Answer by laird6372 at 10:30 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • I dissected a starfish, frog, worm, and a fetal pig in 8th grade, but never a cat. I don't think I could do it either.
    amber1330

    Answer by amber1330 at 10:30 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • honestly, i never touched any dead animal in a science class. i watched my teammate do it, and i wrote the reports. :)
    per the question, it was a frog, a pig brain, and a rat..i think.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 10:31 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

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