Science & Nature

Frog Dissection P1: External Anatomy and Mouth Interior (Middle School)

This course instructs students about amphibians;specifically the leopard frog.It is designed for a student to watch or follow the instructor.
Patricia Valdez
145 total reviews for this teacher
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Class

No live meetings

Over 4 weeks

12-17

year olds

1-10

learners per class

per learner - per week

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No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Description

Class Experience

Using diagrams and the teacher's guidance, the student will successfully learn about the leopard frog and its external anatomy. They will also learn what are the parts of the frog's mouth.
I have been dissecting frogs for over thirty-five years. As a secondary Biology instructor, this never gets old. I love teaching the anatomy of all sorts of animals. I've taught children from ages 8 to 18 how to dissect and eliminate the fear of exploring what the inside of animals look like.
Students can share what they observationally discovered about the frog in a short paragraph (3 to 5 sentences). They may submit this in the classroom.
***Please note that the videos are set to private on Youtube because these are classes people pay a fee for; they are not free to the public. Let me know your email to directly send the links to you a day or two prior to your dissections so there is no delay. 

Optional: If you'd like your child to follow along, you would need a preserved frog. I suggest getting one from homesciencetools.com  https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/frog-dissection-kit/

Design your own dissection kit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hyo2dqQX62blqGHlcZp2kxW6RHdtb7BIKIh9m88HyCM/edit?usp=sharing
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
During the Google Doc course, there are preempted questions that students must respond to the instructor or peers. 
Students are to write a final paragraph using the following questions to describe their dissecting experience

Write a paragraph of what you found interesting or disgusting about frogs external anatomy and it’s mouth. Tell what you noticed about the frogs front digits and hind digits. What digit characteristics help the frog in its environment? How does the frog’s dorsal skin appearance compare to the ventral side of the frog’s body? How does this help it survive? Why does the frog have maxillary and vomerine teeth? Why was the frog’s tongue attached to the front rather than the rear of its mouth? 

There will also be a Google Form online quiz towards the end of the class that pertains to the dissection of the class to check the student's understanding of all the materials provided to the student from diagrams, ppt, and videos. Students can take this quiz several times to master the material. Siblings are NOT to take this quiz. I appreciate your understanding.

I would love to see a photo of your child dissecting the frog. 

Upon completion of the three frog dissection classes (Parts 1 Frog External Anatomy and Mouth, 2 Frog eye, brain and muscles, 3 Frog Internal Anatomy), the student will receive a digital certificate that they may print for their own records. Plus, receive a plastic frog dissection apron by snail mail if they so desire. I would love for you to send me a picture of you wearing it once you receive yours in the mail. Please be aware that each class fee varies due to the amount of time and preparation for each class. There is part 2 and part 3 to complete the whole frog dissection.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
WARNING: If your child is sensitive to viewing the inside of animals, this may not be the course they should take. 

Since some dissection tools are sharp, I ask that parents supervise their children if they are following along. Safety is important. 

Teacher

Patricia Valdez
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Froglady is in the classroom.
145 total reviews
160 completed classes

About Me

Hello, My name is Patricia Valdez. I've been teaching over thirty-five years now. I love teaching! 
I have a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a minor in Art. Plus, I am a life-time certified, secondary teacher. 

I earned my TESOL certification... 
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