Dissection Workshop for Holidays with Fizzics Education

Dissection Discoveries

Dissection Discoveries

A fantastic holiday workshop for older kids developed in conjunction with our friends from Dissection Connection.

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 it is like to work in a 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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Online Class Version

We’ve run live interactive distance programs since 2010 and are highly experienced in making online classes engaging for kids on a variety of web conferencing platforms.

  • We will use a document camera so that the kids can see the dissections up close during the online class.
  • Activities may vary from those listed for the face-to-face version and will be tailored to age groups attending online.
  • Upon booking, you will receive a PDF outlining the materials that you can have on hand to make the workshop more interactive. It’s not a problem if you can’t source all of the materials, as we’ll have these on hand for the workshop
  • Full child protections are in place
  • We usually connect to classes & homes via Zoom, however if you wish to use a different software we can work with you on getting the connection live. Please see our Online Science Classes & Conditions
  • Simply connect your device to a data projector or TV for kids onsite to see the program. We can also cater for kids joining from their home too!
  • We usually connect to kids in their homes via Zoom, however if you wish to use a different software we can work with you on getting the connection live.

If you connect with us via Zoom

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Every holiday period, Fizzics Education present holiday programs workshops for local council libraries, vacation care centres, OOSHC and at our own venues. These workshops are designed to cater for a wide range of ages, even the adults join in! Book early to avoid disappointment. A school holiday program treat!

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Workshop Content

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.

During Social Distancing – Contact us
and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your site and the State’s social distancing requirements.

Further details here

We're a COVID SAFE Company


  • $495 inc. GST for per 60 minute class or $540 inc. GST per 90 minute class plus cost of the specimens you wish to dissect.
  • Available as an online class anywhere in the world. Find out more here
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 856 828, or 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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