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Homework Help: English

Posted by Kayla on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 12:09pm.

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In my high school course in biology, we are required to dissect frogs. I think this is cruel and pointless. Whatever we learn about frog's anatomy can be learned from a book. My teacher says that I must dissect the frog.

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I know some people think that dissecting frogs are wrong. However, itís actually a great educational experience. Many science teachers consider dissecting animals a critical learning tool that every student needs to experience. Being able to actually open up an animal and see the inside of it is a lot different then seeing pictures of it in a textbook. For example, think of looking at the blueprints for a house. They will show you how the house is going to be layed out but you canít actually tell what it is going to look like until you go inside it. Therefore, while some may think dissecting frogs is somewhat cruel, it is not pointless.
Think of it this way, how do you think surgeons learn how to perform surgery? Obviously they have to do it by getting hands on experience. Would you want a doctor operating on you who had never even seen inside a human body before? I wouldn't think so, so therefore you can learn a lot from a textbook but not everything that you would get from actually looking inside the animal.
With all that being said, I would follow your teachers instructions and go on with the dissection of the frog. You will learn a lot and in realize that it is not so cruel or pointless. You are technically not doing anything wring because the frogs are already dead. So, instead of being against this, make it be a positive learning experience.


Could someone look over my response and check for errors. Thanks!

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