Comparative Anatomy The Dissection of Frogs
Sixth graders compare the internal similarities between frogs and humans using a Venn diagram. They complete an online dissection a frog and complete the associated quizzes. They work with a partner to dissect an actual frog.
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Introduction to Organs/Organ Systems via Frog Dissection
Students are to create, in groups of four, the insides of a frog. This is in preparation for the frog dissection that will follow this introductory lesson. Students can begin predicting what the inside of the frog will look like prior to...
4th - 6th Science
How Whales Breathe, Communicate... and Fart with Their Faces
Dr. Joy Reidenberg is an expert in comparative anatomy, but also quite relatable to preteens! Here, she lectures on echolocation by likening it to "farting with the face!" She explains with film, actual whale voice recordings, diagrams,...
6 mins 4th - 8th Science