Cat Dissection Project

Report
Mr. Biro
Table of Contents
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Pop Quiz
Pop Quiz Answers
Assignment During Cat Dissection
Assignment After Cat Dissection
Comparing Humans to Cats
Tests and Quizzes
How Do You Turn in Your Project?
Timeline
Portions to be Graded
PowerPoint Design Rubric
PowerPoint Content Rubric
Possible Project Points
Pop Quiz
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Take out a piece
of paper and write
down the names
of the 10 labeled
cat muscles.
Pop Quiz Answers
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Were you able to
identify any of the
cat muscles?
Well, if you could
not you will be
able to identify
these 10 muscles
and 40 more by
the time you
complete the
dissection of your
cat.
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Here are the answers:
Assignment During Cat Dissection
You and your lab partners will completely
dissect your cat so that all the assigned
muscles, blood vessels and major organs
are identifiable.
 Your lab group will find and memorize all
the assigned muscles, blood vessels, and
organs within your cat.
 During dissection your lab group will take
digital pictures of all of the assigned
muscles, blood vessels and organs.
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 A piece of paper with your cat’s name on it must
be present in each photo.
Assignment After Cat Dissection
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Your lab group will create a PowerPoint
presentation that shows every stage of your
dissection of the cat using the photos taken
during dissection.
The photos need to be clearly labeled so that
each assigned muscle, blood vessel and major
organ of the cat is correctly identified.
Your lab group will write a paragraph for each
major organ explaining its function. If the
function of an organ is different in the cat
compared to the human, you must explain the
difference. Link each organ to its description.
Comparing Humans to Cats
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You are to include at least two slides
answering the following question in
detail:
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What are some similarities and differences
between human anatomy and cat anatomy?
(You must list at least 5.)
Make sure you include examples of
organs, muscles and blood vessels
Tests and Quizzes
There will be a quiz after each section of
the cat. Each person in your group must
be able to identify all the muscle, organs
or blood vessels before moving on to the
next section of the cat.
 Your final exam will be a lab practical
that will cover all the assigned muscles,
blood vessels and organs of the cat.
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Timeline
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You have five weeks to complete this project.
Days 1 and 2: Skin the cat.
Days 3-6: Find, label and take pictures of the hind
limb muscles. Must pass quiz before moving on to
the next group of muscles.
Days 7- 9: Find, label and take pictures of the
ventral thoracic and neck muscles. Must pass
quiz before moving on to the next group of
muscles.
Days 10-11: Find, label and take pictures of the
dorsal thoracic and neck muscles. Must pass quiz
before moving on to the next group of muscles.
Timeline
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Days 12-14: Find, label and take pictures of the
forelimb muscles. Must pass quiz before
moving on to the major organs.
Days 15 and 16: Cut open the thoracic and
abdominal cavities of the cat. Label and take
pictures of the major organs of the cat. Must
pass quiz before moving on to the blood
vessels.
Days 17-19: Find, label and take pictures of the
major blood vessels of the cat.
Days 20-24: Create a PowerPoint presentation
at the computer lab
Day 25: Present and turn in projects
Your Total Grade for the Cat
Dissection Will Constitute:
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Participating in the cat dissection
 Each day you will awarded 1 point for
participation
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Passing all of the section quizzes
 Each Quiz is worth 10 pts
A completed PowerPoint presentation
 Final exam that covers all of the
assigned muscles, blood vessels and
organs of the cat
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PowerPoint Design Rubric
CATEGORY
Buttons and Links Work
Correctly
4
3
All buttons and links work Most (99-90%) buttons
correctly.
and links work correctly
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Many (89-75%) of the
buttons and links work
correctly.
Background
Background does not
detract from text or other
graphics. Choice of
background is consistent
from card to card.
Background does not
detract from text or other
graphics. Choice of
background is fairly
consistent from card to
card.
Presentation shows
Presentation shows some
considerable originality
originality and
and inventiveness. The
inventiveness. The content
content and ideas are
and ideas are presented in
presented in a unique and an interesting way.
interesting way.
Background does not
Background makes it
detract from text or other difficult to see text or
graphics.
competes with other
graphics on the page.
Presentation shows an
attempt at originality and
inventiveness on 1-2
cards.
Presentation is a rehash of
other people's ideas
and/or graphics and shows
very little attempt at
original thought.
Text - Font Choice &
Formatting
Font formats have been
carefully planned to
enhance readability and
content.
Font formats have been
carefully planned to
enhance readability.
Font formatting has been
carefully planned to
complement the content.
It may be a little hard to
read.
Font formatting makes it
very difficult to read the
material.
Sequencing of
Information
Information is organized in
a clear, logical way. It is
easy to anticipate the type
of material that might be
on the next card.
Most information is
organized in a clear,
logical way. One card or
item of information seems
out of place.
Some information is
logically sequenced. An
occasional card or item of
information seems out of
place.
There is no clear plan for
the organization of
information.
Digital Camera Use
Picture is of high quality.
The main subject is in
focus and centered
Picture is of good quality.
The main subject is not
quite in focus, but is it is
clear what the picture is
about.
The pictures are of
No picture taken OR
marginal quality. The
picture of poor quality.
subject is in focus but it is
not clear what the picture
is about.
Originality
1
Fewer than 75% of the
buttons work correctly.
PowerPoint Content Rubric
CATEGORY
20-18
15-14
13-0
Cat Muscles
All of the muscles are
Most (90-99%) of the
correctly and clearly
muscles are correctly and
labeled, spelled correctly. clearly labeled, and
spelled correctly.
17-16
Many (89-75%) of the
muscles are correctly and
clearly labeled, and
spelled correctly.
Fewer than 75% of the
muscles are correctly and
clearly labeled, and
spelled incorrectly.
Cat Blood Vessels
All of the blood vessels are
correctly and clearly
labeled, and spelled
correctly.
Most (90-99%) of the
blood vessels are correctly
and clearly labeled, and
spelled correctly.
Many (89-75%) of the
blood vessels are correctly
and clearly labeled, and
spelled correctly.
Fewer than 75% of the
blood vessels are correctly
and clearly labeled, and
spelled incorrectly.
Cat Organs
All of the organs are
correctly and clearly
labeled, and spelled
correctly.
Most (90-99%) of the
organs are correctly and
clearly labeled, and
spelled correctly.
Many (89-75%) of the
organs are correctly and
clearly labeled, and
spelled correctly.
Fewer than 75% of the
organs are correctly and
clearly labeled, and
spelled incorrectly.
Cat Organ Description
All of the organs are
accurately described in
detail.
All of the organs are
accurately described, but
some of the detail is
lacking.
A few organs are missing
and/or not described
accurately. Some of the
detail is lacking.
Many organs are missing
and/or not described
accurately. Most of the
detail is missing.
Comparing humans and
Cats
The comparison is
accurate and detailed.
The comparison is
The comparison has some
accurate, but a few details mistakes and some of the
are missing.
details are missing
The comparison is mostly
wrong and there is very
little detail.
Possible Project Points
PowerPoint Design = 25 pts. (1 point for
turning it in)
 PowerPoint Content = 100 pts.
 Participation = 25 pts.
 Quizzes = 60 pts. (a total of 6 quizzes)
 Final Exam = 100 pts.
 Total Points = 310 pts.
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