Pig Autopsy: Fetal Pig Dissection Lab (CSI Style)

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9th - 12th, Homeschool
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My students and I love this workbook. It is a special thing now for them to have actual print resources. Thank you for creating such an engaging unit!
The pig dissection photos were very helpful . I can’t be everywhere at once so this was a great tool for the students!
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Don't settle for the traditional Pig Dissection lab - get your Forensics , Biology or Anatomy students ENGAGED with this C.S.I. take on the traditional pig dissection lab. Your students will take on the role of a Forensic Pathologist to determine the cause of death for their fetal pig. Everything is included for this 5-8 day lab investigation. My students say it's their most memorable high school lab and I know that your students will find it equally as exciting!

Here's What's Included:

EDITABLE PowerPoint Presentation with step by step instructions (51 slides-pictures included)

⭐Virtual Autopsy- practice before the REAL thing!

⭐The Role of a Pathologist: web-based research activity w/ video clips

⭐Student Guidebook Printable (16 pages of instructions, FITB notes, worksheets, diagrams, etc.)

⭐Teacher Guidebook (includes set-up, instructions and answer keys)

Timeline of Activities:

►Day 1: Introduction Lesson (FITB notes) and research activity

►Day 2: Lab Prep- lesson and virtual autopsy activity w/ guided worksheet

►Day 3: External Autopsy lesson & lab (autopsy report completed)

►Day 4: Internal Autopsy lesson w/ internal anatomy color diagram assignment

►Day 5: Internal Autopsy (removing the organ block)

►Day 6: Organ dissection and observations (completion of autopsy report)

►Day 7: Discovery Day

►Day 8: Pig sutures and completion of Death Certificate

►Day 9: Pig Funeral --> ❤️A student FAVORITE!❤️

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Forensics: Death and The Body Flipbook

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Total Pages
80 pages
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2 Weeks
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