BioSleuths: Belleville

BioSleuths: Belleville

Grasshopper Dissection – internal

Did you know that grasshoppers have a tubular digestive system just like humans?  Turns out we’re more alike than we thought. Students had the chance to dissect a grasshopper and see its internal structure. Students then observed the different systems including Digestive, Excretory, Nervous, Reproductive, Circulatory, and Respiratory.

One student remarked, “It’s like this grasshopper is a mini person!”

Ask your student:

The Trachea and Spiracles are a part of what organ system? (Respiration)

Name one structure inside of the grasshopper  (intestines, muscles, stomach, brain, heart, trachea, eggs/ovary or testes)

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