Frog Dissection Guide

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Sharpen up those scalpels, it's time to dissect some frogs! This step-by-step guide walks young biologists through this surgical process, helping them to identify major organs and unique anatomical characteristics of these amphibious creatures.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Create laminated copies of these dissection guides to use with biology and/or anatomy classes year after year
  • Combine the included worksheets into a packet for students to complete as they perform the dissection
Classroom Considerations
  • When planning a frog dissection be sure to order your specimens well in advance to help guarantee their timely arrival
  • Depending on the length of your class periods, this dissection may take more than one day so be sure to plan for storing specimens overnight
  • When assigning partners or lab groups, take into account students' sensitivity to the dissection process
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Labeled photographs of real-life dissected frogs support students through each step of the dissection process
  • Worksheets are provided with questions for students to answer regarding their findings from the dissection
  • The guide is divided into distinct sections that each focus on a specific organ system
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