Also known as anatomization, dissection is the process of stripping and observing of something in order to determine the internal structures while learning the functions and relationships of all the components contained therein. Over the recent past there has been a debate over whether dissection in classroom is really important especially in science studies. While many question the value of this procedure, it stands to be very important because it provides a chance to learn a lot about a particular structure.
Outlined below are benefits of this procedure:-
Dissection is an interesting approach to take when teaching science. For one, it creates a long lasting impression on the students’ minds. Most people can remember what they did in the lab yesterday easily than some theory they have just gone through. So it is easy to recall an activity that you have engaged in that is why dissecting in equally important as the theory aspect of the lesson.
2. Proper understanding
Another obvious reason why dissection is important is because it is a hands-on activity which provides a chance for students to carry out investigations aside from what they learn in class. They are able to test how truthful their theory is while comparing it to what they see while carrying out the dissection.
3. Tactile experience
There are rules on how dissection is carried out and these are among the many things that students are taught about before they begin any dissections. There are also certain tools which are needed for dissection and which tools differ from one creature to another. Armed with this information and proper guidance and practice, students are able to acquire proper dissection skills which will no doubt be useful in higher level science lab classes.
However, dissection is not a procedure that everybody is comfortable with engaging in because of the tasks involved which entail touching, feeling and cutting of parts. A lot of people have squeamish reactions which can deter them from learning.