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Berkeley Whole Frog Project: Virtual Frog Dissection Kit

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: http://froggy.lbl.gov/

Website Example: http://froggy.lbl.gov/cgi-bin/dissect?engl

Tech Product Equipment

Computer, Internet access

Activity Description

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an award-winning interactive program that is a part of the Whole Frog project. Students can interactively dissect a (digitized) frog named Fluffy, make movies, and play the Virtual Frog Builder Game. The interactive Web pages are available in a number of languages including Spanish, German, Dutch, French, Czech, Italian, and Portuguese.

Preparation

  1. Make sure that the site is not blocked at your school.
  2. Follow the tutorial steps.
  3. Play the game  and learn how the points are given.

How-To

  1. Explain that the students will explore the anatomy of the frog.
  2. Select the link to the Virtual Frog Dissection Kit, and then the image of the frog.
  3. From here you can choose to show or hide each of the organs, and see a definition of each organ by selecting it.
  4. Get to know all the organs and their functions.
  5. Go back to the home page of the Frog Dissection Kit and choose the Virtual Frog Builder game. Here you can build your own frog, and you will test your knowledge of where each organ is located.
  6. There are also links to other frog resources.

Teacher Tips

Teacher Tips:

Use the Inner Body site to compare with the human anatomy. You will need to scroll down past the ad to see the Inner Body content and select one of the systems to see it in detail.

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.