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Real Frog Dissection

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 60 minutes.

Group Size:
Large Groups


Students will observe the dissection of a frog and answer questions during the observation.

Main Curriculum Tie:
SEEd - Grade 7 (2017)
Strand 7.3: Structure and Function of Life 7.3.3

Construct an explanation using evidence to explain how body systems have various levels of organization. Emphasize understanding that cells form tissues, tissues form organs, and organs form systems specialized for particular body functions. Examples could include relationships between the circulatory, excretory, digestive, respiratory, muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems. Specific organ functions will be taught at the high school level.


  • frog
  • dissection pan and tools
  • gloves
  • goggles
  • student sheet (see below)
  • ruler flex-cam (optional)


Instructional Procedures:

  1. Open lesson with this statement: "In this activity you will watch as your teacher dissects a frog. You may think this is disgusting and icky, but it can also be a great learning experience for you. As you watch the dissections, answer the questions below. The questions may not be answered in order, so go back and forth as needed."
  2. Make sure that all students can see and have the opportunity to ask questions.
  3. The flex-cam can be use to project the view on to a TV or screen and may be easier for squeamish students to watch.

Assessment Plan:
Scoring guide:
2 points for each question, 22 total

Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.

Utah LessonPlans

Created Date :
Oct 02 2014 14:46 PM