Dissection

A well done dissection requires attention to detail, skill with the dissecting tools, & careful respect for the animal being examined. When dissecting any organism, you have to follow the instructions carefully and accurately. The whole purpose of a dissection is to view organs, organ systems and to learn from the organism. If you don’t follow the instructions, you may destroy or damage tissue or organs that need to be observed. There is only one chance at making a correct cut.

Using the correct dissecting tools and using them in the correct way is also very important so that nothing is destroyed or damaged and can be viewed. We must also remember that the organism was once a living. It deserves our respect. The same respect we should show it if it were still living. There are many things to be learned about the diversity as well as unity of life by observing dissected organisms. By watching living organisms, we can study and learn about their behaviors and actions.

But only by dissecting these organisms can we start learning about their levels of organization and the true diversity of living organisms. By studying and comparing these organisms’ systems and the individual organs, we can see basic structures of the earthworm and more advanced systems of the rat. Even though they still have the same system, each is different and has evolved to suit the organisms need for survival. Finally, it is important that all people be able to communicate effectively in writing whether it is for school, for employment, or to friends.

Therefore, even science students must develop their written communication skills. For example, if a scientist were to develop a new drug to cure some disease, she would eventually get to the point where she would be experimenting with different chemicals to create a cure or vaccine to prevent the disease. Once created, it must be tested and the results documented. Then, if successful, it must then be submitted for manufacturing. Proper communication and documentation of every step is so important so that the same steps can be re-created either by others or by the same scientist.

If the first trial wasn’t correct, the scientist needs to be able to read what they did the first time so they don’t repeat it again. The same thing would be true if I were to discover a new plant in the amazon, the Kennedius beauticus. I would have to document where it was found, what it looks like, genetic testing, etc. , to determine whether or not it truly was a new species. Simply, communication is the way we pass on our thoughts, discoveries and feelings. It needs to be done correctly so that the message is accurate.