March 16, 2016
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At the Terrell campus Mr. Mahdavi’s Bioligy II classes have been learning about the anatomy of humans and animals. They have been able to have hands on dissections to gain real world knowledge versus only reading about it in books.
Before spring break Mr. Mahdavi asked students to venture out and go fishing in order to catch a fish and bring it into his class for dissection. He encouraged the students to bring as big of a fish as possible for a better look at the anatomy of the fish they brought.
What Mahdavi didn’t know was that one student, Tyler Gilbert, would surpass all the others by bringing a fish big enough to feed the whole class if it had been cooked! He brought in a catfish that was the length of a yard stick and weighed thirty-one pounds.
With a fish this big Mr. Mahdavi was very excited to get right into the lab to show his students just what makes a fish tick.
Aside from the fishy smells during class, many of the students found the dissection very interesting; so much so that 2 of his students dove right in to help. (As pictured above)
When we think of dissecting animals some of us quiver in disgust, but in Mr. Mahdavi’s class he uses this time to make it a very fun and memorable learning experience for all of his students.