How Are the Skeletons the Same?

Frogs and humans are very different—or are they? Compare the skeleton of a frog, including its skull, finger, spine, knee, and leg, to the corresponding parts of a human skeleton.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a unit about human or animal anatomy, or when preparing to dissect a specimen
  • Bring in a paper skeleton from Halloween and have kids label as many parts as they can on a whiteboard before comparing it to the frog
  • Provide pictures of other animal skeletons for kids to compare to a human's body
  • Have kids write short expository essays about the ways that humans are similar to frogs, based on this activity and additional research
Pros

  • A simple way to reinforce the concept of skeletal structure and similarities between species
Cons

  • None