Phylum Chordata: Class Osteichthyes – Thursday, November 14
Students study bony fish to observe anatomical adaptations allowing them to survive in
marine and aquatic habitats. Fish dissections allow students to observe adaptations
such as gills and the swim bladder.
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