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Biology Teacher Strips To Teach Human Anatomy (Video)

| by Daniel Rivera
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A biology teacher in the Netherlands ditched textbooks and stripped off her clothes to teach her class about human anatomy (video below).

Debby Heerkens, who teaches at Groene Hart Rijnwoude school in the small town of Hazerswoude Dorp, Netherlands, decided to teach her ninth-grade students about the human body in an unexpected way.

Students were shocked when Heerkens stood up on her table and started to take off her clothes to reveal a spandex suit with the organs of the body and their positions printed on it, reports Inquisitr.

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“At first they were a little bit in shock because they thought ‘the teacher is taking off her clothes,’ until, they saw what was underneath,” Heerkens told CNN.

This was the first time in her seven years as a biology teacher she decided to go out of her way to help her students understand the fundamentals of human anatomy.

The teacher got the idea one day when she saw a woman wearing similar leggings, and thought it would be a creative way to teach her students.

The director of the school was hesitant to support Heerken's idea, but allowed it once she explained her reasons.

The school uploaded a video of the class, and has made the biology teacher an Internet celebrity. One person wrote on her Facebook page: "Great school, great teacher and a super cute mentor."

Another person wrote: "Gosh ... how inspiring and expressive! Let be an example to all biology colleagues."

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, students from 22 countries, including the Netherlands, have higher average science literacy scores than those of the United States.

Science Insider reports that 8.1 percent of science undergraduates come from abroad, with China and India supply 43 percent of all foreign students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the U.S.

Sources: Inquisitr, Groene Hart scholen/Facebook, National Center for Education Statistics, Science Insider / Photo credit: Screenshot via Facebook