We have completed all four dissections in our dissection module. Each specimen has been very hard and stiff. It has been a lot of years since I did this in school but these specimens were unbending. It was hard to get limbs out of the way to do the experiment. It was difficult to even cut the skin surfaces to get into the innards. Maybe the ones I received were old?
The item was received as advertised. It is part of a curriculum requirement in biology. This item, used in a lab setting, will help the student to understand in more depth than just a textbook about biology.
Apologia is academically challenging yet delivers the material in such a way that it is easy to understand and fun to learn. Most experiments are done with typical household items. Many times I have told my kids that "I never got to do that kind of cool stuff in my science class when I was a kid." Apologia is the way to go!