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Sheep Brain Dissection Lab



This sheep brain dissection lab and corresponding worksheets make a great no-prep activity for Biology and Anatomy students to learn about brain anatomy through dissection procedures and labeled diagrams.  Dissection instructions, student lab worksheets, diagrams, and a crossword for assessment are all included.

*Digital student pages are now included for easy use in 1:1 classrooms or during distance learning. A dissection video demonstration is also included.


Terms addressed: cerebrum, frontal lobe, parietal lobe, occipital lobe, temporal lobe, cerebellum, transverse fissure, corpus callosum, thalamus, pons, midbrain, optic chiasm, spinal cord,  medulla oblongata, meninges, gyri, sulcus, grey matter, white matter, cerebral cortex


*PLEASE NOTE: This resource is also included in my Nervous System and Full Anatomy Curriculum.


Included in this sheep brain dissection:

1 page of student directions w/ background information on the structure of the brain

3 photographic diagrams of the sheep brain anatomy with structures labeled

1 student worksheet page to link structures and functions (printable and digital versions included)

1 crossword using function clues and numbered structures

A link to a video demonstration of the dissection that matches perfectly with the worksheets.

Answer keys are included for all items.


*The only materials required are sheep brains and a scalpel. Dissection pins may be helpful for identification of structures, but are not required.


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