This is a comprehensive dissection guide of the external sheep brain, designed for a high school or early college Biology or Anatomy & Physiology class. Sheep brains exhibit many of the same features as human brains, and differences are noted in the handout.
The guide includes step-by-step instructions and labeled diagrams that will lead students through the external anatomy of the sheep brain, including the lobes, fissures, and cranial nerves.
In addition to description of structures, the relevant physiology/function of these structures is included to provide functional relevance to the exercise.
Sheep brains are affordable and are available from commercial scientific supply vendors, including Carolina Biological (www. carolina.com) and Ward's Natural Science (www.wardsci.com).
The free preview is the 1st of 5 pages of dissection instructions. The purchased Word document can be modified as needed by the instructor.