Serving the Private and Home School Communities since 2010
Currently serving in Monterey Bay Area and Sacramento/Yolo Counties
Basic Anatomy Lab
In this Basic Anatomy Lab, Lab Rat Academy introduces students to basic dissection techniques and internal and external anatomy of 4 very different animals: earthworm, crayfish, grasshopper, and frog.
Earthworms belong to the phylum annelida, referring to the rings or segments of the worm's body. Ideal specimens for teaching both dissection and basic anatomy, earthworms provide an economical and convenient opportunity for
Grasshoppers are excellent specimens for invertebrate anatomy studies. The Louisiana lubber grasshopper (Romalea) is most often studied since it is large and readily available.
Through hands-on exploration of the crayfish, a popular invertebrate students achieve a greater understanding of the crustacean anatomy. This Anatomy Lab leads students through an introductory-level dissection activity to locate and identify the crayfish’s external and internal features.
Amphibian systems offer insight into human systems. Frogs are the largest and most diverse group of amphibians, and frog dissection is the best teaching tool for an introduction to human anatomy and body systems.