Pig Autopsy: Fetal Pig Dissection Lab (CSI Style)


Get your Forensics , Biology or Anatomy students ENGAGED with this C.S.I. take on the traditional pig dissection lab.

80 pages – 42 MB – Zip


Don’t settle for the traditional Pig Dissection lab-get your Forensics, Biology, or Anatomy students ENGAGED with this C.S.I. take on the traditional pig dissection lab. Your students will take on the role of a Forensic Pathologist to determine the cause of death for their fetal pig. Everything is included for this 5-8 day lab investigation. My students say it’s their most memorable high school lab and I know that your students will find it equally as exciting!

Here’s What’s Included:

EDITABLE PowerPoint Presentation with step by step instructions (51 slides-pictures included)

⭐ Virtual Autopsy Interactive Activity- practice before the REAL thing

⭐The Role of a Pathologist: Web-based Research Activity

⭐Student Guidebook Printable (16 pages of instructions, FITB notes, worksheets, diagrams, etc.)

⭐Teacher Guidebook (includes set-up, instructions, and answer keys)

Timeline of Activities:

►Day 1: Introduction Lesson (FITB notes) and research activity

►Day 2: Lab Prep- lesson and virtual autopsy activity w/ guided worksheet

►Day 3: External Autopsy lesson & lab (autopsy report completed)

►Day 4: Internal Autopsy lesson w/ internal anatomy color diagram assignment

►Day 5: Internal Autopsy (removing the organ block)

►Day 6: Organ dissection and observations (completion of autopsy report)

►Day 7: Discovery Day

►Day 8: Pig sutures and completion of Death Certificate

►Day 9: Pig Funeral –> ❤️A student FAVORITE!❤️


You may also be interested in these Forensics resources:

Forensic Science: Investigative Processes Classroom Escape Activity

Forensics Activity: Blood Spatter Webquest

Forensics Blood Typing Lab Investigation

Forensics Case Study Project: Making a Murderer (Steven Avery)

Forensics: Death and The Body Flipbook

Forensics: Toxicology Lab Investigation

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Pig Autopsy: Fetal Pig Dissection Lab (CSI Style)