This is the 8th installment in my paper dissection folder. The turtle is an interesting animal to dissect, because the shell is an interesting adaptation. The students cut out and color organs that they put back in to the empty body from back to front. I used this, along with my other paper dissections as end-of-the-year projects. Students had to do the dissection, and then do some research on the particular animal they chose to dissect. As I am entering my 36th year of teaching Biology, I see the value in having students do paper or virtual dissections rather than real dissections. We save money and the lives of millions of animals this way. Happy dissecting!