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Too young?

Discussion in 'Science' started by statswolf, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. A friend of mine has a nine year old at primary school. Tomorrow the class teacher will be dissecting a pig's heart in front of the class. I think this is excellent. She thinks it's inappropriate for children of that age. Is this sort of thing commonplace? Is it appropriate?
     
  2. I guess there will be a fair few that feel sick and/or don't want to watch and that is their choice. For those that do it's a fantastic oppertunity and I can't see why it is at all inappropriate. Why is it any different to seeing a lump of raw meat in the kitchen...?
     
  3. Fair point. For what it's worth, the mother is a vegetarian.
     
  4. fiendishlyclever

    fiendishlyclever Occasional commenter

    I watched my primary school teacher dissect a trout in front of the class when I was 10. Interesting and didn't scar me for life!

    We should be pleased to find a primary school teacher with a passion for anatomy who wants to share it.
     

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