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High school dissection is a hotly debated science topic among high school students and teachers. Now it's your turn to let us know what you think about having to dissect things like frogs, cats and other animals in the name of science. Back to Article

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Do You Like Dissecting Things In Science Class?

  • Yes - it's a great way to learn.
  • No - it's cruel and disgusting.

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