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Squid Dissection

Squid for dissection

In-Booth Demonstration

In-Booth Demonstration

Life Science

Life Science

6-12

Middle/High School

Squid are invertebrates belonging to the phylum Mollusca and class Cephalopoda (“head-foot”). Squid dissection allows students to examine structural adaptations and observe the relationship between form and function. Squid are complex, intelligent invertebrates that allow comparison to higher- and lower-level animals. The activity supports 3-dimensional learning and builds toward the following:

  • NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practices: Developing and Using Models or Constructing Explanations
  • NGSS Core Idea: LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes and LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

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