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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New Review Fisher Dissection: Harvard Adventures, Part 2
What can we learn about the evolution of mammals from a fisher? An engaging video from Brain Scoop's fossils and geology series illustrates the anatomical features of mammals through the dissection of a fisher. Content includes the...
18 mins 6th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Origin of Mammal Movement: Harvard Adventures, Part I
It may be difficult for some humans to walk and chew gum at the same time ... but reptiles can't breathe while running at all! Compare the skeletal systems of reptiles and mammals in the first installment of Brain Scoop's fossils and...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Bending Fossils: Experiments In Paleontology (Harvard Adventures, Part 3)
How can we bend a fossil? Junior paleontologists explore the joint movements of extinct species in Brain Scoop's Fossils and Geology series. The narrator works with a paleontology curator to show the experiments performed on the...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Inside the Brain: A Look at Brain Anatomy
Aspiring anatomists view the dissection a sheep's brain. The interactive website explores the main structures of the brain and compare the sheep brain to a human brain. When your class has finished with the examination, lead a discussion...
5th - 8th 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