Process

The following is a brief overview of the steps you will need to take to complete this Web Quest.  Look under each step for more detailed instructions.


Step One: Virtual Frog Dissection

Step Two: Make a Frog Sandwich

Step Five: Study the Human Body

Step Six: Create a Power Point


* You will be assigned a group of three students.  Once in your groups, assign a role to each person in the group: researcher, scribe, and technology expert.*

Role Description:

Researcher - The researcher is responsible for completing any research needed using the web resources.

Scribe - The scribe is responsible for taking notes to be used to complete the "Frog Sandwich" and the Power Point.

Technician - The technician will create the Power Point along with his group's help.


Step One: Virtual Frog Dissection

Click Online Frog Dissection to go to website.

1.  Right-click the link above and choose "open link in new tab."

2. Click on "Begin Dissection" in first window of website.

3. Click "Guess What" to learn a fact about frogs then click "next" because we are not completing the dissection in the classroom yet.

4. Continue to go to each window.  On each page, you should click "Narration," "Video," and "Try it." 

5. When you get to "Clean up and review" click Narration to listen.

6.  Go on to Step Two.

Step Two: Make a "Frog Sandwich"

1. You will get a Frog Sandwich booklet.

2.  You will use web resources to label and color the organs, systems, and other anatomical features as you assemble your frog sandwich. The links are found below:

 Biology Junction - Frog Dissection Frog Life Cycle
 Some Strange But True Facts about Frogs and Toads

Virtual Frog Dissection Kit

 Frogs Anatomy of the Frog

3.  You will consult, challenge and inform each other in your group as you work.

4.  Review the rubric to make sure you have followed all directions for completing your sandwich.


Step Five: Study the Human Body

1. As a group, click on the links below to explore the anatomy of the human body.  Using your frog sandwich, compare the various organs and parts of the frog and the human. 

2. Answer the following Big Questions. 

3. The scribe will write the questions and answers on a large poster board to share with the class later.

Links: 

 Your Guide To Human Anatomy Online
 How the Body Works
 Get Body Smart
 Kid Info - Human Body

Big Questions:

1. How are amphibians adapted for aquatic life?

2. How are amphibians adapted for terrestrial life?

3. How are frogs and humans alike?

4. How are frogs and humans different?

5. If amphibians have lungs, why do they also breathe through their skin?

6. Of the thousands of amphibians discovered, only one lives in the ocean. Toads in southeast
Alaska have been observed swimming in the ocean, though they don’t live there. Why don’t most
amphibians live or use ocean environments?

**Now Create a Poster with your Big Questions and Answers.  Include a Venn Diagram (example is attached at the bottom of page) to compare the frog and the human anatomy. Be creative and prepared to present your poster to the class.**

Step Six: Create a Power Point

1. As a group, create a Power Point containing a minimum of 10 slides. 

2.  The Power Point should include Pictures of the diagram of a frog anatomy, human anatomy, list of organs and the function of the organs, and the similarities and differences between the frog anatomy and the human anatomy. 

3.  All sources must be cited.

4.  Follow the rubric for details.

**Be creative and prepared to present your poster to the class.**


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grossc09@students.ecu.edu,
Jul 12, 2011, 6:02 AM
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