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)