Frog Dissection - Lesson Plan
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Subject Area: Science
Learning Objectives: Students will learn about the anatomy of a frog
Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and at least one 250ft 3D Ink filament spool per 2-5 students.
Brief Description: Students will print out models of a frog, assemble it, and then dissect the frog.
To Prepare: Students will need a computer that has the M3D software on it. We recommend one printer per every 2-5 students. The Micro or Micro+ 3D printer will need to be plugged into both the wall and the computer. Each printer will need to have a spool of 3D Ink feeding into the external port. A spool holder is also recommended.
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1. Students will go online to: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:258112 and download the models as well as the pdf of the instructions.
2. Students will print all of the models.
3. After they have printed all the models, students should assemble the organs into the frog following the instructions in the pdf.
4. Once they have assembled their frogs, they can dissect their frogs and identify the different organs.
5. Students can then write up a dissection report referencing the 3d printed organs they dissected.