Phylum Chordata: Class Chondrichthyes – Thursday, November 21
This week, we compare cartilaginous fish anatomy with bony fish as we investigate how
these classes of fish differ from each other. Microscopy and dissection techniques are
used to investigate the anatomy of a spiny dogfish shark.
Students learn characteristics of protist, invertebrate and vertebrate phyla, basic anatomical terms, microscopy, and safety and dissection procedures as they investigate a range of organisms. Focus is on comparing anatomical features and physiological processes (respiration, digestion, circulation, etc) across various phyla. Dissections are included in this course, however, students do not have to actively participate in the dissections if they prefer not to. All lab costs are included in registration fee. Course enrollment is limited to 12 students. Instructor: Tonya Shearer, PhD
Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
Course fee: $30/lab