A 2-page banana dissection lab which allows students to practice directional terminology and basic lab safety without the distracting elements of animal dissection. Perfect for scaffolding dissection lab protocol for a high school Anatomy & Physiology course in which animal/organ dissections will be routine. Lab is designed to treat bananas as preserved organisms with anatomical directionality and requirements for proper disposal and cleanup. Students should know the 3 anatomical planes and apply them to the fruit as though it were an animal (i.e. dolphin). Helps the teacher kick-start the course: Provides opportunity to evaluate group interactions and set precedents for appropriate laboratory behavior.