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Gingerbread Anatomy—Student Laboratory Kit

By: Deborah Sachs and Hattie Hatfield , Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Indianapolis, IN

Item #: FB2010 

Price: $51.32

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Gingerbread Anatomy Laboratory Kit sweetens the experience of learning about anatomical terminology by dissecting gelatin gingerbread men. Practice anatomical terminology.

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Sweeten the experience of learning anatomical terminology by dissecting gelatin gingerbread men! Students practice anatomical terminology by correctly following the dissection instructions. Specific cuts along the medial and transverse planes are made to obtain highly visual cross-sections. In order to obtain and sketch the correct cross sections students learn terms such as superior, inferior, anterior, posterior, transverse, and frontal among others. This activity brings a 3-D perspective to learning relative anatomical positions.

This kit includes enough materials for 16 groups of students, detailed Teacher’s Guide, and student worksheet with answers. Food items that simulate internal organs are recommended but not provided.


Materials Included in Kit:
Gelatin, 200 g 
Foil pan, 8" x 8" square, 4
Gingerbread man cookie cutter, 16

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and system models
Structure and function

Performance Expectations

MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.