Lesson Plan : Vertebrates I

Teacher Name:
 B. Eve
Grade:
 Grade 7-8
Subject:
 Science

Topic:
 Dissection of a frog
Content:
 Frog dissection and identification of the digestive system. Key Words:forcept, scalpel. distension pins and pan, probe, scalpel, scissors, ruler and frog
Goals:
 The student will identify the organs of a frog. The Student will prepare for the study of human organs by studying frog organs.
Objectives:
 The student will be able to dissect and identify frog organs. This will fall under standards: N.S.5-8.1,5,6,7
Materials:
 Dissection pans and tools, latex gloves, goggles. overhead with transparency of the dissection, bulletin board of the dissection, frog dissection manual and lab book
Introduction:
 The student will be introduced to the lab by reading it in the lab book. The student will color code an example of the frog digestive system.
Development:
 The students will review all the rules of a dissection lab. They will review all the organs they are to identify on the frog.
Practice:
 The students will be given the website www.froguts.com to review the dissection procedures.
Accommodations:
 Any student that is unable to dissect will be allowed to work with a partner. Any student that cannot participate will be given a detailed worksheet to complete on the dissection.
Checking For Understanding:
 The teacher will be moving to each student or group and verifying that the students know the organs. A quiz on the white board will be given to further verify their ability to identify frog organs.
Closure:
 The students will be tested on the frog digestive system.
Evaluation:
 The dissection lab sheet, the frog digestion coloring work sheet, quiz on the digestive system and finally the test on the frog digestion system.

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