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March 9, 2015

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BCF Education Professor Kaye Johnson and Former Graceville Elementary School Principal Bobbi Mixson lead students through dissecting sheep eyes lesson.

At The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville, there are many interesting and thought provoking courses to take, but students in EDU 4020 - Teaching Science, Health and Physical Education in Elementary School, learned just how much fun teaching science can be. Part of exploring and understanding the process and importance of hands-on learning, teacher candidates have been participating in regular labs as part of their preparation for teaching in the elementary school.

Guest lecturer Bobbi Mixson, former Graceville Elementary School teacher and principal, guided BCF students through a lesson in dissecting sheep eyes. The students learned important safety measures that must be in place when working with children, especially referencing specific procedures that should always be present. Participants reviewed the different parts of the eye and their functions discussing lesson plans to accompany the exercise.

According to Kaye Johnson, Assistant Professor of Education and the instructor for EDU 4020, there were plenty of “yucks” and turned up noses at the beginning of the class, but students were full of wonder and interest by the end of the lesson. “The formaldehyde smelled gross,” laughed Elementary Education Major C.J. Briggs. “But it was an interesting and very educational hands-on experience.”

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