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  • Complete Cat Dissection Guide with Assessment

    Complete Cat Dissection Guide with Assessment

    A complete guide to dissecting the cat which includes student tasks, student worksheet, and link to assessments and other resources.

  • Body Tissues Review

    Body Tissues Review

    This remote learning exercise was made for anatomy students studying body tissues. The review uses Google slides for students to drag labels to the different types of epithelial cells and label the connective tissue matrix. Another slide has photos of tissue for students to identify which is the epithelial, connective, nervous, and muscle tissue. Fun…

  • OpenStax Reading Guides

    OpenStax Reading Guides

    I use Openstax Biology 2e as a textbook for my AP Bio and dual credit class. Students can download this text for free, view it on their devices and print it out. You can even purchase a bound copy from Amazon for around $60, which is very reasonable for a textbook. This is the book…

  • Complete Cat Dissection  Student Guide

    Complete Cat Dissection Student Guide

    Cat dissection manual for anatomy and physiology students. A cat dissection is not usually performed in biology and reserved for upper level anatomy or college students. My anatomy class is only available for juniors and seniors. Some students may have ethical issues with dissections, and I refer them to an alternate version for the dissection…

  • Sheep Heart Dissection

    Sheep Heart Dissection

    Students use this dissection guide to learn the anatomy of the heart, using a sheep as a model. The sheep heart is similar to a human, and students can identify the major vessels:  aorta, pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein, and the vena cava.  The guide includes instructions on how to determine which side of the heart…

  • Investigation: What Organisms Are Found in Ponds?

    Investigation: What Organisms Are Found in Ponds?

    Does your community have ponds, streams, or lakes?  Students enjoy working with real biology, and though it may not be possible to take students to a lake, you can bring the lake to the student.   This open-ended activity gives students the opportunity to explore pond water and compare the types of species found in…

  • Investigation:  Bacteria

    Investigation: Bacteria

    This investigation asks students to take samples from the school and grow bacteria on agar plates.  Students learn to use sterile technique to transfer and stain the bacteria and view under a microscope.   Lab guide includes instructions for how to analyze and compare colonies and identify the three shapes of bacteria:  bacillus, cocci, and…

  • Cow Eye Dissection

    Cow Eye Dissection

    Students dissect a cow eye as part of a unit on anatomy or the senses.  This guide contains step by step instructions on how to cut the eye and identify the major features. Cow eyes can be purchased from Amazon or biology supply companies. You can also use sheep eyes, which are slightly less expensive.…

  • Investigation: Rat Dissection

    Investigation: Rat Dissection

    Provides instructions for dissecting a preserved rat. Students start with the external anatomy, then locate muscles, bones, and then the major organs.

  • Summarizing Articles with a Framing Guide

    Summarizing Articles with a Framing Guide

    Students read scientific articles or journals and write a summary using this framing guide. Essays ensure students have read and understood the content.

  • Sheep Brain Dissection Guide

    Sheep Brain Dissection Guide

    The brain is one of the most interesting dissections to perform, mainly because all of the structures are easily found and animal models closely resemble human brains..  In this lab guide, students are given instruction on how to remove the dura mater,  and locate the main structures of the external brain

  • Teaching Resources: Fetal Pig Dissection

    Teaching Resources: Fetal Pig Dissection

    Worksheet includes instructions for dissection with descriptions of the organs students will locate; includes diagrams to label.

  • Encourage Reading and Following Directions with a Square

    Encourage Reading and Following Directions with a Square

    Most biology classes will have at least one dissection in the year, though specimens can range from the commonly used frog, to the less expensive grasshopper.  No matter what you choose to dissect, the biggest challenge most teachers face is getting students to follow directions.  Based on the talk I hear in the teacher’s lounge,…

  • Simple Instructions for Using the Light Microscope

    Simple Instructions for Using the Light Microscope

    A three step method for basic use of the light microscope. Easy to post for students to follow when using the microscope.