Winthrop Students Take a Bite Out of Science

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Students in Gina Foppiano’s and Lauren McHale’s fourth-grade classes took part in a sand shark dissection demonstration. English teacher Richard Ippoliti, an avid fisherman and father to fourth-grader Richard, performed the dissections for the students.

During the demonstration, students were able to see the different evolutional adaptations that sharks developed to hunt effectively and protect themselves from other creatures. The dissection ties into the fourth-grade science curriculum in which students are currently learning about life processes of animals, their adaptations and food chains. Throughout the demonstration, students asked questions and shared their observations.