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Sheep Brain Dissection
Dissecting a sheep brain, students gain appreciation for the complexity of the brain.
Students make observations, learning about the structure and function of brain regions, white and gray matter.
Grade Level: 5-12
Lesson Length: 1-2 class periods
Companion lesson: Ethics of Dissection.
NEW! The first video in the How To Teach This Lesson series: Teasing Apart a Sheep's Brain with Dr. Jan Dubinsky. This 12-minute video will give you a materials list, ideas for expanding on the lesson, and a series of questions to ask your students as well as footage of sheep brains being dissected and examined.
The Sheep Brain Map is an excellent interactive site for sheep brain anatomy. As you move your cursor over a picture of the brain, the area is highlighted on a drawing of the brain. If you click on the image, the name of the brain structure is displayed.
The Sheep Brain Tutor shows the planes of section. A dissection guide points out many of the major nerves.
Sheep Brain Dissection QuickTime Movie Full Movie (7:25 min - 8.9 MB)
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|Teacher Guide||68.05 KB|
|Student Guide||145.64 KB|
|Sheep Brain Pictures||90.29 KB|
|Documents in MS Word format||721.74 KB|