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Dissection Discoveries

A fantastic holiday workshop
for older kids developed in conjunction with
our friends from Dissection Connection. 
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  • Toad prepared for dissection
  • Blue swimmer crab in dissection tray
  • Clean dissection stations
Toad prepared for dissection1 Blue swimmer crab in dissection tray2 Clean dissection stations3
Holiday workshop for budding biologists!

A fantastic school holiday workshop where your kids will explore the major body parts, how body systems are arranged and experience just what is like to work in biological laboratory. Our presenter will guide the kids through their dissections, pointing out relevant features of the specimen and ensuring safety throughout.

We only use high quality specimens sourced from ethical suppliers, each prepared by Dissection Connection to laboratory standards. Fantastic as a stand alone workshop or paired with our popular human body science incursion.

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Lots of hands on activities and great presentations. The activities were appropriate for the levels of students and showed that science is fun 

Enngonia Public School; K to 6 Technology Camp


An engaging science workshop for the school holidays!

dissection of a prawn
Dissection of a toad

Dissection workshop details

This engaging workshop offers kids a chance to be introduced to biology in a fun and safe atmosphere. 
On the day of the visit Fizzics will supply relevant PPE and equipment for the workshop.
If you wish the dissection to be performed by the Fizzics presenter only this also can be arranged.

A large variety of specimens can be used and are subject to availability.
Prices vary per specimen (see costs). All are prepared ethically:
Whole Specimens 
- Piglet 
- Cane Toad, Crayfish (male & female pair). 
Prepared specimens
Cow: Eye, Heart, Knee joint, Femur, Hoof and Lower limb.
Pig: Half Head (lateral section) and Pluck (Lungs, Trachea, Heart, Oesophagus, liver).

All specimens are sent frozen from Dissection Connection to Fizzics Education prior to our visit. 
This takes time though some need a heads up on what specimens you would like the students to work with!

This incursion can also be viewed as a LIVE web conference anywhere in the world!
Question - How are the whole animals euthanased? 

The toads have been euthanased via CO2 asphyxiation in accordance with the latest method endorsed by Biosecurity Queensland. The piglet stillborns are collected from pig farms on the day of birth and frozen. There is no inducement to euthanase piglets to sell as specimens; a surviving piglet is worth much more to farmers as a product. Piglet stillborns that would normally be treated as waste can now help educate students in the classroom. Please inform your attending families prior to the visit that the specimens are prepared ethically by Dissection Connection.



  • Appropriate for ages 8 and up. 
  • Chairs are not required.
  • Access to at least 5 large tables. Rooms with vinyl, wood or tiled floors are best.
  • Kids should ideally have long hair tied back and wear closed-toe shoes.
  • The kids will work in groups of 2 or more, dependent on number of specimens ordered.
  • Maximum of 30 children per class.
  • Duration 60 minutes.
  • Set up time 30 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes
For safety students will not be given sharp bladed instruments.
A thorough cleanup will be done by our presenter after the workshop.


  • $420 inc. GST for per 60 minute class or $510 inc. GST per 90 minute class plus cost of the specimens you wish to dissect.
Specimen prices

  • Eyes (6 per pack - $20.00)
  • Heart (1 per pack - $16.00)
  • Knee joint (1 per pack - $15.00)
  • Femur, half (1 lateral section per pack - $12.00)
  • Piglet, Female (1 per pack - $15.00)
  • Pluck with Liver (1 per pack - $18.50)... limited supply and needs to be booked ahead
  • Pluck without liver + Piglet  ($25.00)
  • Head, half (1 lateral section per pack - $11.00)
Cane Toads
  • Cane Toad, Male or Female (1 per pack - $12.00) 
  • Crayfish (1 male + 1 female per pack - $12.00) 

Call 1300 856 828or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your site.
For sites outside of metropolitan areas please contact us to discuss how this workshop can visit your site as part of a regional visit

We don't charge per site as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your office. Most sites tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions please contact us.
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1300 856 828

Unit 10/55 Fourth Ave
Blacktown, NSW 2148, Australia
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