GLSC: Frog Dissection

Today we attended a class at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland.  The topic for this class was frog dissection.

S9 did not know the topic when we decided to sign up.  She was interested in going because her friend, A9, was going, too.  She was a little disheartened to discover that we would be dissecting frogs in today’s class.

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However, once she saw that her friend and sister were kind of excited about the class, and once she was paired up with a spunky girl named Charlotte who really wanted to dig into their frog, she warmed right up.

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The facilitators talked briefly about the differences between frogs and toads, the life cycle of the common frog, and a bit of frog anatomy. Then we got scalpels and got to work.

Opening the jaw:

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After our class ended, we spent a little time in the science center.  First, we explored the cantenary arch and learned what exactly a keystone is.

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After a little bit of time in the physics area, we went downstairs to the NASA Glenn center and explored some of the space exhibits.

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We will be back again next week for another class on the Science of Flight, which should be a little easier to stomach. 😉

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