Sheep Brain Dissection

Grade Level: 5 - 12 Age Range: 10 - 18 Lesson Length: 1 - 2 classes
Sheep brain

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.

To supplement this lesson, visit's Adventure A-Head page. There you will find images and text about their dissection of cougar, badger, and black bear skulls (graphic images). Also interesting: the July 2019 ScienceNews article A 100-hour MRI scan captured the most detailed look yet at a whole human brain.

PDF icon Teacher Guide220.39 KB
PDF icon Student Guide145.64 KB
PDF icon Sheep Brain Pictures90.29 KB


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