The Advanced IB Biology class spent the last two days dissecting chicken wings to gain a deeper understanding of muscles and joints. As part of the curriculum, students are expected to learn about the mechanics of muscles and how they move with the joint. Each student received their own wing! Some were experienced in the kitchen and were very comfortable with the task at hand while others had never touched a chicken wing that was not cooked or flavoured. Lots of learning took place in terms of skills - for instance using a scalpel - as well as knowledge; students learned exactly how the biceps move to contact the elbow. It was a very good start to the academic year here in the SJHS Biology Department!