Fish Parts . . . at the Long Beach Aquarium

On Dec. 8, 2011, I had the pleasure of chaperoning more then two bus loads of Math and Science Academy students on a field trip to the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. The juniors and seniors had a scavenger hunt project to complete, and the freshmen and sophomores were directed to a fish dissection. Fish guts look pretty messy . . .

Luckily, Mrs. Ford assigned me to the fish cutting underclassmen.  What a fun, yet powerful leaning experience. As a physics teacher, I know less then the kids about biology, so accompanying them during the dissection was a great learning experience for me too . . . and I did not need to get my hands bloody.

Thomas Dobson
Physics Teacher
Monrovia High School

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