Phylum Mollusca: Class Bivalvia and Gastropoda – Thursday, October 10
In this lab, students study the anatomical similarities and differences in two classes of
molluscs, Bivalvia and Gastropoda, to investigate the diversity in body plans and
modes of locomotion within this phylum.
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