Program begins with an interactive presentation covering:
1. What is Taxonomy?
2. What Makes a Mollusk a Mollusk?
3. Specific Characteristics of Mollusks
4. Squid Dissection
This program concludes with a live squid dissection and a question and answer session.
Identify traits of mollusks
Develop an understanding of taxonomy and classification
Gain an understanding of squid anatomy
Explore unique squid characteristics and adaptations
Next Generation Science Standards:
•LS1.A: Structure and Function
•LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
•LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
•LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
•LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
•LS4.B: Natural Selection
•LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans
•ESS3.A: Natural Resources
•ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
Science Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
All programs cover topics required in the essential knowledge and skills for:
Scientific investigation and reasoning
Organisms and environments.
Grade level specific alignments are as follows:
1B, 3C, 9A, 10A
1B, 3D, 11B, 12A
1B, 3D, 11C