Gifted students in Arizona get lesson in dissecting sharks

Students at an Arizona middle school got a chance to dissect sharks as part of their oceanography class. After passing a college-level test on a shark's anatomy, the 20 sixth-graders got to dig into 12 10-pound sharks, many of whom were pregnant. "Practical application brings kids into what they are learning and stimulates them in ways that no lecture or handout can," gifted specialist David DeStefano said.

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