Chicken wing dissection

By Courtney Tudor

With science fair completed, the Biology II students are jumping back into their complex anatomy studies. This past week project was an in-depth dissection…of a raw chicken wing. The specimens were purchased from the local grocery store and then traveled the short journey to the Baker High School science laboratory. Students suited up, snapped on their gloves and laid out their tools. After instructions from Ms. Rost the young scientists were on their own. Each individual identified and named the bone, muscle, ligaments, tendons, and joints of the chicken wing. This activity transitioned into a worksheet that prompted the class to explain how the wing functions. Katie mentioned after completing the assignment that it was “very interesting and educational, but the miss of a potential pun was disappointing. It really should have been called a ‘Chicken Wang Dissection’.”