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Cat Dissection PreLab

    1.  Use the link above to draw a cat and label the external anatomy of the cat.
    2.  Include the external anatomy, directional terms, and planes of division.  (You will be referring to this as you dissect the cat, so make it nice and neat.

    1.  Read the entire series found in the link.
    2.  In a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph or two about your views on the use of animals in science classrooms.

    1.  Click on each link above on cat dissection and take the virtual review using the link below.
    2.  You may check your answers using the links above.
    3.  In preparation for the lab next week, look up the answers to the following:
          a.  The cat muscle sternomastoid is what muscle in humans?  What is it's function?
          b.  Where is the pectoralis minor found in humans?
          c.  Where is the acromiodeltoid found in humans?  How many are they in humans?
          d.  In what movements in humans is the latissimus dorsi involved in?
          e.  What is the equivalent muscle in humans is the cat's spinotrapezius?
          f.  Do humans have pectoantebrachiali?

Just for fun.  You may use the link below to review your terms!

Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 9:30 AM by turinganj

Cortney Armstrong said:

I believe that animals should be used in the science field for the purpose of dissection and research. Many people who believe that using animals for science is ethically wrong don’t realize what it entails. Scientists must follow procedures in the lab and comply with several laws at local, state, and federal levels before being allowed to use animals at their own dispense. Most research that scientists conduct on animals serves a great purpose; they do not dissect animals to mutilate them. A good percentage of research done to study the human body and its internal organs comes with the help of using animals with similar structure to humans in the lab. Before humans are put through an experiment, it only makes sense to first test the procedure on an animal, like a cat or pig. I will enjoy this opportunity to dissect a cat and I am glad that today there are no laws put in place restricting scientists from using animals to test and study in science.

# February 6, 2008 5:03 PM

Koramarie D. said:

In my opinion the use of animals in laboratories as learning devices is essential to any student. It allows for the student to receive a hands on experience that is both eduactional and rewarding. The use of animals is neither unethical nor inhumane. The laboratories have to follow strict regulations stated and enforced by the fedral goverment that serves as protection against unethical situations that may arise.For example it is against the law to mutilate any animal, you have to properly dissect an animal with a specific purpose in mind for the dissection. To conclude the use of animals provides a challenge to the student and allows for a higher learning curve.

# February 7, 2008 12:10 PM

Hannah G. said:

I think animals serve a great purpose in the scientific community. Without the use of animals, there are many advancements that would not have been made. For example, many scientific discoveries that have been made about the human body in order to advance medical technology is thanks to animal research and dissection. In reality, the animals themselves are not neccessarily treated as bad as has been portrayed. Thankfully, researchers must follow a strict set of rules when animals are in their possesion and they are not mutilated in any way. It is extrememly important for others to realize the significance of safe animal research and appreciate it for what it is.

# February 7, 2008 12:11 PM

Kristina D. said:

Using animals in the science classroom has been a ritual that has been used by teachers for many years.  Despite the fact that we have advanced our technological methods, I still feel that it is a good idea to use animals in the science classroom.  In AP Environmental we've discuessed a lot about survival of the fittest and how humans are the dominat species in the world considering that we have a higher intellegience rate compared to others.  But for our own saftey it's important to test medicines or other procedures that will better ensure our lives on animals.  Also for education it is important to actually practice on animals so that students can get the actual feel for disection which is similar to surgery.  Not to mention that it is a very interesting activity.

# February 7, 2008 12:14 PM

Aaron P said:

 I believe that certain controlled amounts of animal testing and study of animals in the science classroom is completely ethical. I think there is no better experience for learning a certain animals anatomy then a hands-on approach of disection. As long as the subjects are used efficiently without waste and people are learning from them. I do not see any reason why animals should not be used in the science classroom.

# February 7, 2008 12:14 PM

Sydney said:

As a student, the use of animals in the lab is beneficial. Many feel it is unethical to test on animals and/or dissect them. But they need to know that there are regulations and laws that prevent scientists and students, so no animal is wrongfully treated. The purpose is to gain understanding and new information, which has helped animal health and ours, not to mutilate and abuse the animals. Being a student and able to dissect allows you to learn so much and truely understand how the body works. You also gain more respect for testing, dissecting, and animals.  

# February 7, 2008 12:20 PM

Erin F said:

It makes me sad that we have to use animals in the lab environments, but I think it is necessary to use them, just like 70% of Americans feel it is. It makes the most sense because they are the most like humans with anatomy and reacting to the environment, because ultimately we have derived from our furry friends (can you say evolution from glorillas?). If you think about it, we NEED to test perscriptions and medical procedures on animals to make sure they are safe when they are used upon humans. However, I think that we should make sure that they animals have humane care and treatment. Although they need to be used in labs, they also deserve to be treated well before they have to go under in a risky procedure or take diet pills. I look forward to cutting open this cat to learn about their cardiovascular system, and in turn, ours.

# February 7, 2008 12:23 PM

Anthony S. said:

I think that the use of animals in scientific studies is required. The information that we can gain from testing on them is the means of keeping us safe from harmfull products. There is no other way to better understand our anatony and the anatomy of other creatures if we dont get the chance to disect them. hands on learning has been proven to be the most effictive way to teach high school students. There for using animals (cats in this case)for learning is perfectly fine as long as we respect them in an ethical way. Plus we are the top of the food chain so we reign supreme.

# February 7, 2008 12:24 PM

Chris said:

I feel that using animals for dissection are very helpful. You tend to learn a lot about the animal as well as the anatomy itself. Animals tend to have the same basic anatomy that we do so you can sort of get an idea of what a humans anatomy is to. I feel as long as the animal is put to good use and not abused then the learning experience is very helpful and useful.

# February 7, 2008 12:53 PM

Kari said:

Using animals in scientific reasearch does not bother me.I believe it is neccessary to do in order to get a more hands on experience so we can learn more about the animals itself. It also doesn't bother me that scientists test animals for different medicines because it helps find cures without having to use actual humans. As long as the animals are not mistreated in any way, using animals in scientific reasearch is ok.

# February 7, 2008 1:00 PM

Paige S, said:

Animals in science classrooms are very acceptable. Our society would not be as advanced as it is today if it were not for animal research? People who believe it's wrong are ignorant to the fact the scientists have laws they must abide by for the welfare of the animals.And even if some research did inflict pain upon an animal,i don't think it would be wrong because that pain the animal is feeling may be the discovery of a new cure to a world wide disease.

# February 7, 2008 1:00 PM

Brianne, M said:

It seems to me that the use of animals in science classrooms is nothing but an efficient and positive way for a student to learn hands on. Because they are so closely related to a human itself, students are able to identify everything that we actually learn about, through actual representation. Those who disagree most likely are unaware of the rules and regualtions behind the use of animals in the classroom. As long as we resepect and appreciate the use of animals in the classroom, I find nothing wrong with this, and support this use.

# February 7, 2008 1:02 PM

Ricky R. said:

I believe that using animals ofr experiments is very useful and productive. We can learn alot about anatomy from animlas not just humans. But i also believe that if the experiments hurt or injure a subject in a way that i believe is inhuman i wont partipate in it.


# February 7, 2008 1:03 PM

Erin H. said:

The use of animals for classroom dissection is very beneficial. Students get a chance to learn more about the animals; different types of fuctions, muscles, and bones. As long as the animals aren't abused before death of killed in a disturbing way I dont have a problem with it. Its an experience that students will never forget.

# February 7, 2008 1:07 PM

Angelica p said:

"we NEED to test perscriptions and medical procedures on animals to make sure they are safe when they are used upon humans."

i def. think otherwise!! how can you be so cruel to animals. why are we so scared to test these experiments on humans. humans are using these items. i dont believe lotion and hair shampoo should be tested on animals(even though it can make them smell good) =] its not right at all!! you guys need to think about the rights of animals.

i do believe though that if a cat is dead already we should be able to use them in disections in class. BUT THATS ONLY IF ITS ALREADY DEAD. I DONT THINK WE SHOULD GO OUT KILLING CATS SO STUDENTS CAN LEARN FROM THEM. that brings me to...

"Despite the fact that we have advanced our technological methods, I still feel that it is a good idea to use animals in the science classroom."

we should use technology only if there is a shortage in cat deaths!! people be a little bit more mindful and considerate of cats feelings. cause i for one feel bad but am only doing this disection for my better understanding of the human body.

# February 7, 2008 1:09 PM

Adrienne S. said:

Animals used in testing and dissection I feel are far from a bad thing, or unethical.  In order to help the human population, or the animals themselves in the advancement of medicine and improving well-being, we must observe and find new solutions to the problems found in those specific observations.  While organizations like PETA think the animals are treated cruelly, they often overexaggerate what actually happens in the labs.  Scientists are probably more aware of the needs that have to be met in order to keep each animal satisfied and happy then those standing up for animal's welfare.  Were they not kept in a healthy condition, that would only upset the actual data collected.  Even though dissections and testing in them may not be too terribly heart-warming for the student or scientist, they are still a necessary action if advancement in medicine is to be made.

# February 7, 2008 1:09 PM

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# February 7, 2008 1:11 PM

Sarah S said:

In my opinion the use of animals in the classroom as necessary learning tools is acceptable, as long as they are treated with respect and not like a piece of meat at the butcher shop. Without disections many students,especially medical students would not be able to get the needed hands on experience before they go out into the field. As I said, I think that using animals in a classroom is acceptable,but however I do not agree with using animals for testing products.

# February 7, 2008 1:11 PM

Christina m. said:

The dissection of animals, for some, is necessary for better learning. I think that only the students wishing to pursue an occupation in a scientific field should have to do the dissection. For others who aren't really interested in that field, it's a waste to dissect that animal. I am a strong animal hugger, so I would be one that doesn't want to dissect the animal, and would not benefit from doing so. Although, since I am in an anatomy class, I have to do it. =]

# February 7, 2008 1:12 PM

Adrienne S. said:

I still support my former comment, but I agree with Angelica that cosmetic testing is overrated and should not be tolerated.

And for the sake of Christina, high school students should have to option on whether to dissect or not.

# February 7, 2008 1:12 PM

Daniesha S. said:

i also agree with Angelica

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# February 7, 2008 1:15 PM

Matthew S. said:

Classroom dissection is essential for learning anatomy hands on. Book information only goes so far then it is up to you to visually connect information from the text to actual locations and connection. On products, it is a totally different discussion.

# February 7, 2008 1:18 PM

patrickL. said:

I think that animal experments in the classroom is a great idea. It is a good tool to help students learn about the anotomy of animals. It is also a cool thing to do. I like doing dissections.                                                                                            slice and dice!!!

# February 7, 2008 1:19 PM

jessica said:

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# February 7, 2008 3:04 PM

Mrs. T said:

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# February 7, 2008 7:16 PM

Michelle H. said:

I support the decision to integrate animals into the science curriculum. Rather than studying the animal's anatomy through the library system, dissection - a more hands on approach to learn - provides the students the analytical skills to attain intangible rewards as to a mature sense of understanding. When finding antiviral vaccines it is beneficial to test animals like rats because their DNA (rNA, ...) are similar to that of humans. Animal dissection is very beneficial in the biomedical research, especially in a time of great scientific advancement, animal dissection allows scientists to find new ways to "prevent, cure, or treat human diseases" for example. Many animal activist argue these animals are not taken care of or mistreated. However these scientist are always under much scrutiny, the feds require regulations that these scientists must comply with. Though I feel dissection is beneficial, there are some who disagree. If one does not want to dissect it is their choice, there are alternative choices.

# February 8, 2008 12:00 AM

Ashley M. said:

Utilizing animals in science related courses is an integral part in enriching the students learning experience. It provides students with a visual representation of the material covered in class. Those in opposition of animals in science classrooms do not take into consideration the legal requirements that implement the use of them in an ethical manner. Eradicating animals from classrooms would hinder the intellectual growth of students. Not only would students be affected yet without the use of animals we would not be as advanced in regards to medicine. Experiencing the mechanics of the body through the use of animals is a pivotal element in any science classroom.  

# February 8, 2008 8:02 AM

Jessica S said:

I believe that the use of animals in Science Classroom is very beneficial. Although, I believe animals should only be used if they are not going to be in any pain. As I read the articles it became very clear to me that the animals are not in any pain. According to the article, there are four basic prinicpals that have to be carried out. Animals must recieve good care and humane treatment, use of animal models only when nonanimal methods are inadequate or inapporiate, user as few animals as possible, and designed equipment so that all animal studies yield scientifically reliable results. With that said, there are laws to protect the animals so that they have humane care and treatment.

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