Froguts has a lot of labs for students to explore and learn about the anatomy & physiology of animals as well as how they fit in their respective environments. We also have labs that aid students in gaining a deep understanding of complex subjects like genetics. Use the tool below to learn more about our labs and what concepts are integrated in the experiences they offer.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: FROG
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ACTIVITIES
EXTERNAL OBSERVATIONS
  • Identify parts on the dorsal & ventral sides of the frog in 3D.
  • Pin the frog and make incisions to open it.
  • Examine the internal organs and identify them.
CIRCULATORY
  • Inject ink into the veins and arteries of the frog.
  • Identify regions of veinous and arterial flow.
  • Remove and open the heart to learn how it functions.
RESPIRATORY
  • Learn about the three methods of respiration.
  • See how the buccal pump and positive pressure breathing work.
  • Find and identify organs of the respiratory system.
  • Remove a lung and inflate it with air.
DIGESTIVE
  • Trace the path food takes through the alimentary canal.
  • Identify digestive organs and learn their function.
  • Remove the liver and alimentary canal.
  • Prepare a microscope slide of villi and examine them.
UROGENITAL
  • Identify the kidneys and reproductive organs of a male frog.
  • Identify the female's reproductive organs and observe their processes.
  • Learn how direct external fertilization occurs.
  • Examine and observe the development of a fertilized egg.
NERVOUS
  • Find the spine and identify nerves within the abdominal cavity.
  • Make an incision on the head and cut away part of the skull.
  • Identify various portions of the brain and learn their function.
SKELETAL
  • Take a x-ray of a frog.
  • Place bones in their correct relative positions and learn their function.
  • Recreate the skeletal structure of the frog.
ASSESSMENT
  • Take a quiz after each organ system.
  • Take a 50 question randomized test covering all organ systems.
  • Receive a printable certificate of completion.
OBJECTIVES
The frog dissection is one of the most common laboratory exercises used in biology. Although frogs are amphibians, their anatomical framework can easily be compared to human anatomy. In this lab the student will be interactively engaged in learning the anatomy & physiology of the frog and about its environment.
TOOLS
Scalpel, Scissors, Pins, X-ray, Forceps, Microscope, 3D, Magnifying Glass, Ink Injector, Inflator (Water Dropper)
STANDARDS
National Science Education Standards
Grades K-4, Content Standard C: Life Science
  • Organisms and environments
Grades 5-8, Content Standard C: Life Science
  • Structure and function of liviing organisms
  • Diversity and adaptation of organisms
Grades 9-12, Content Standard D: Life Science
  • The cell
  • Biological evolution
  • Matter, energy and organisms in living systems
  • Behavior of organism
Enter the name for this tabbed section: SQUID
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ACTIVITIES
EXTERNAL OBSERVATIONS
  • Find external features on the dorsal and ventral side of the squid.
  • Remove a sucker and view it under a microscope.
  • Manipulate the chromatophore on simulated living squid.
  • Catch shrimp and eject ink in a live squid simulation.
CIRCULATORY
  • Remove female reproductive organs.
  • Find the organs within the circulatory system.
  • Learn about two main components of squid blood.
  • Inject ink into the circulatory system and explore it anatomy & physiology.
RESPIRATORY
  • Find and examine parts of the respiratory system.
  • Remove the tip of a ctenidium (gill).
  • Examine the filaments under the microscope.
DIGESTIVE
  • Remove parts of the circulatory system.
  • Open the buccal mass and remove the beak.
  • View the radula under the microscope.
  • Trace the path of an eaten shrimp.
  • Identify organs along the digestive path.
REPRODUCTIVE
  • Open male squid and a female squid.
  • Find and examine the reproductive organs in each.
  • Identify the hectocotylus and view it under the microscope.
  • Get samples of ova and spermatophores, and view them under the microscope.
NERVOUS
  • Find parts of the brain, the stellate ganglion, and giant axon.
  • Remove a statocyst and view it under the microscope.
  • Remove an eye and view the lens under the microscope.
SKELETAL
  • Find the gladius.
  • Remove the gladius and use it to write with.
  • Find the cartilage in the head.
ASSESSMENT
  • Take a quiz after each organ system.
  • Take a 50 question randomized test covering all organ systems.
  • Receive a printable certificate of completion.
OBJECTIVES
The Loligo pealei is one of the most common invertebrate laboratory dissections, and has also been instrumental in research leading to what we know about our own nervous system. In this lab the student will be interactively engaged in learning the anatomy & physiology of the squid and about its environment.
TOOLS
Scalpel, Scissors, X-ray, Forceps, Microscope, 3D, Magnifying Glass, Ink Injector, Simulated Live Squid
STANDARDS
National Science Education Standards
Grades K-4, Content Standard C: Life Science
  • Organisms and environments
Grades 5-8, Content Standard C: Life Science
  • Structure and function of liviing organisms
  • Diversity and adaptation of organisms
Grades 9-12, Content Standard D: Life Science
  • The cell
  • Biological evolution
  • Matter, energy and organisms in living systems
  • Behavior of organism
Enter the name for this tabbed section: STARFISH
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ACTIVITIES
EXTERNAL OBSERVATIONS
  • Find external features on the aboral and oral side of the starfish.
  • Remove a tube foot and view it under a microscope.
  • Manipulate the tube feet on a simulated living starfish.
CIRCULATORY
  • Learn of the 3 places where circulatory processes occur.
  • Identify parts in each individual system.
  • See how they relate anatomically.
RESPIRATORY
  • Find and examine parts of the respiratory system.
  • Learn of respiration in the coelomic cavity and ambulacral system.
  • Identify the papulae, peritoneum, and cilia in a cross-section microscope slide.
DIGESTIVE
  • Learn about the process of eating and digestion.
  • Take a CT scan of the stomach as it exist the starfish.
  • Examine a sample of a pyloric caecum under the microscope.
  • Identify the organs along the digestive path, and remove them.
REPRODUCTIVE
  • Identify the gonads in the starfish.
  • Examine the gonads during mating to see the effects upon them.
  • View the stages of embryonic development.
  • Learn the differences between asexual and sexual reproduction.
NERVOUS
  • Locate the position of the radial nerve.
  • Learn how the main nerves relate to one another.
  • See how a starfish locates food using its senses.
SKELETAL
  • Take x-rays of the oral and aboral side to view ossicles.
  • Cut a portion of the aboral surface away to expose the underside of the ossicles.
  • View a cut sample under the microscope and identify features.
ASSESSMENT
  • Take a quiz after each organ system.
  • Take a 50 question randomized test covering all organ systems.
  • Receive a printable certificate of completion.
OBJECTIVES
The Asterias forbesi is often used in dissections of Echinodermata. This predator moves on a bed of tiny water-filled feet, and will eat almost any animal it can find. It has no centralized brain, but instead has a stomach that can invert itself through its mouth to eat.
TOOLS
Scalpel, Scissors, X-ray, Forceps, Microscope, 3D, Magnifying Glass, Simulated Live Starfish
STANDARDS
National Science Education Standards
Grades K-4, Content Standard C: Life Science
  • Organisms and environments
Grades 5-8, Content Standard C: Life Science
  • Structure and function of liviing organisms
  • Diversity and adaptation of organisms
Grades 9-12, Content Standard D: Life Science
  • The cell
  • Biological evolution
  • Matter, energy and organisms in living systems
  • Behavior of organism
Enter the name for this tabbed section: COW EYE
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ACTIVITIES
GENERAL
  • Identify various anatomical parts of a cow eye.
  • Experiment with responses from a simulated living cow eye.
  • Follow a directed dissection procedure to open and examine the eye.
ASSESSMENT
  • Take a quiz.
  • Take a randomized test.
  • Receive a printable certificate of completion.
OBJECTIVES
The Cow Eye Dissection Module examines the anatomical parts and functions of a mammalian eye.
TOOLS
Scalpel, Scissors, Forceps, Microscope, 3D, Magnifying Glass, Simulated Live Cow Eye
STANDARDS
National Science Education Standards
Grades K-4, Content Standard C: Life Science
  • Organisms and environments
Grades 5-8, Content Standard C: Life Science
  • Structure and function of liviing organisms
  • Diversity and adaptation of organisms
Grades 9-12, Content Standard D: Life Science
  • The cell
  • Biological evolution
  • Matter, energy and organisms in living systems
  • Behavior of organism
Enter the name for this tabbed section: OWL PELLET
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ACTIVITIES
GENERAL
  • Learn about an owl's specialized features.
  • See how an owl uses these features to catch prey.
  • Interact with parts of the owl's digestive tract to see how a pellet is formed.
OBJECTIVES
The Owl Pellet dissection introduces the basics of the owl's digestive process with the formation of an owl pellet. During the dissection students are introduced to common bones found within mammalian prey, and their placement within a skeleton.
TOOLS
Scissors,Magnifying Glass.
STANDARDS
National Science Education Standards
Grades K-4, Content Standard C: Life Science
  • Organisms and environments
Grades 5-8, Content Standard C: Life Science
  • Structure and function of liviing organisms
  • Diversity and adaptation of organisms
Grades 9-12, Content Standard D: Life Science
  • The cell
  • Biological evolution
  • Matter, energy and organisms in living systems
  • Behavior of organism
Enter the name for this tabbed section: FETAL PIG
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ACTIVITIES
EXTERNAL OBSERVATIONS
  • Determine the age of a fetal pig.
  • Examine the external features and sensory organs.
  • Learn the external differences between males and females.
CIRCULATORY
  • Open the chest cavity and examine the heart.
  • Compare the fetal and adult circulatory systems.
  • Examine features of the heart up close.
RESPIRATORY
  • Find and examine parts of the respiratory system.
  • Remove the lungs and examine them closer.
  • Examine the alveoli under the microscope.
DIGESTIVE
  • Follow the path food takes.
  • Identify organs of the digestive system.
  • Open the stomach and caecum.
  • Examine villi under the microscope.
UROGENITAL
  • Examine the differences within male and female pigs.
  • Identify features of the urinary system.
  • Open and identify internal features inside a kidney.
NERVOUS
  • Cut open the skull cavity and lover vertebrae.
  • Examine features of the spinal cord.
  • Examine and identify features of the brain.
MUSCULOSKELETAL
  • Examine and identify skeletal muscles.
  • Learn the difference between flexion and extension.
  • Learn the difference between abduction and adduction.
  • Get a sample of tissue, and view it under the microscope.
ASSESSMENT
  • Take a quiz.
  • Take a randomized test.
  • Receive a printable certificate of completion.
OBJECTIVES
The fetal pig is one of the most common mammalian dissections Due to its state as a fetus, its prenatal functions can be compared to that of adult mammals, and a comparison of anatomies can be critically observed.
TOOLS
Scalpel, Scissors, X-ray, Forceps, Microscope, 3D, Magnifying Glass, Ink Injector, Rotary Saw, Ruler, Graph
STANDARDS
National Science Education Standards
Grades K-4, Content Standard C: Life Science
  • Organisms and environments
Grades 5-8, Content Standard C: Life Science
  • Structure and function of liviing organisms
  • Diversity and adaptation of organisms
Grades 9-12, Content Standard D: Life Science
  • The cell
  • Biological evolution
  • Matter, energy and organisms in living systems
  • Behavior of organism
Enter the name for this tabbed section: GENETICS LAB
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ACTIVITIES
LAW OF DOMINANCE
  • Learn about Mendelian Inheritance.
  • Follow and participate in Mendel's pea lab experiment.
  • Examine patterns in generations of peas.
  • Observer the Law of Dominance of Alleles.
LAW OF SEGREGATION
  • Plant an F2 second generation of green crossed with yellow peas.
  • Determine patterns if any in offspring.
  • Use a Punnett square to validate our observations.
  • See how the concept of alleles validates our observations.
LAW OF INDEPENDENT ASSORTMENT
  • Cross homozygous peas with different alleles for two traits.
  • Use the Punnett square to predict the outcome of the F2 generation.
  • See how the predicted results compare to the observed grown peas.
  • Learn how your observations validate the Law of Independent Assortment.
FLY LAB
  • Cross vestigial and normal winged flies.
  • Identify dominance and calculate error.
  • Cross normal eyed and white eyed flies.
  • Learn about sex linked traits.
OBJECTIVES
The study of genetics stems from the dedicated work of the monk Gregor Mendel and his study of peas, and later from pioneers such as Thomas Hunt Morgan who worked with the drosophila fruit fly.
TOOLS
Virtual Pea Plants, Tweezers, Pollination Brush, Scissors, Virtual Flies, Calculator, Lab Report
STANDARDS
National Science Education Standards
Grades K-4, Content Standard C: Life Science
  • Organisms and environments
Grades 5-8, Content Standard C: Life Science
  • Structure and function of liviing organisms
  • Diversity and adaptation of organisms
Grades 9-12, Content Standard D: Life Science
  • The cell
  • Biological evolution
  • Matter, energy and organisms in living systems
  • Behavior of organism
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Frog
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Squid
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Starfish
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Cow Eye
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Owl Pellet
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Fetal Pig
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Genetics Lab