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Dissection Discoveries

A fantastic dissection workshop
for primary students
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
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Hands-on Biology School Workshop

Your students 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 your students 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.

What schools are saying about our science shows & workshops
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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


Australian Curriculum and NSW K to 10 Syllabus Links

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

  • Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044).
  • Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043). 
  • Use equipment and materials safely, identifying potential risks (ACSIS088).
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Dissection of a toad

NSW Science Syllabus Content

A student:
  • describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features (ST2-10LW).
  • describes how structural features and other adaptations of living things help them to survive in their environment (ST3-10LW).

    NSW K - 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Dissection Workshop Details

This engaging workshop offers primary students a chance to be introduced to biology in a fun and safe atmosphere. Many schools use this to complement a human body unit of work.
On the day of the school 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 euthanised? 

The toads have been euthanised 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 euthanise 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 years 3 to 6 with a maximum of 30 students per class
  • Students should have long hair tied back and wear closed-toe shoes
  • Chairs are not required
  • Access to at least 5 large tables, rooms with vinyl, wood or tiled floors are best
  • Students will work in groups of 2 or more, dependent on number of specimens ordered
  • Duration 60 or 90 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.


  • $360 inc. GST for per 60 minute class plus cost of the specimens you wish to dissect
  • $450 inc. GST per 90 minute class plus cost of the specimens you wish to dissect
  • Minimum school science visit cost is $450 inc. GST per day
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 inquire or make a booking for your primary school. 

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We don't charge per student as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your school office. Most schools 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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  • Same materials as in a lab

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  • Contain your mess!

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1300 856 828

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