Students dissect brains — sheep brains

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Shima Kaid

Sara Caldwell, a first-year physiology teacher at Media Academy, guided her class to dissect sheep brains on Dec. 9.

A diverse class of all grade levels took on a physiology lab to see how the brain of a sheep operates.

“I think it’s going to be fun,” said Alexsis McDowell. “I think it’s interesting,”

This brains that the Physiology class dissected had been preserved for three years, said Caldwell. Former teacher Merritt Edlind had stored them in the classroom.

Students were required to wear gloves because otherwise the chemicals from the preserved brain would harm their skin.

Caldwell was pleased with the lab.

“It’s using hands-on learning and (it) allows a deep understanding,” she said.