Comparative Anatomy and Physiology



Students identify and distinguish the differences between an assigned organ system in a fish, a bird, and a mammal (in the case of digestion a monogastric animal and a polygastric animal must be used). This is a comparative anatomy unit. Each organ system for each class of animal must be illustrated, labeled and presented as a PowerPoint presentation to be given to the class.

Lesson Time

Introduction of the lesson/group development
1 Class Period
Development of Ppt presentations
2 Class Periods
Presentations to the class
2 Class Periods

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources Agriculture & Natural Resources

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (5)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (7)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • To research and identify the physiological differences between the different vertebrae classes; to include osteicthys, aves, and mammals (in particular the differences between monogastric and polygastric).
  • To develop a Ppt presentation to illustrate the student's group findings of their research with a minimum of seven slides.
  • To use critical thinking skills to make informed decisions and solve problems.

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