COURSE DESCRIPTION

MATERIALS AND LINKS

MAMMALIAN BRAIN DISSECTION (1½ HOURS)

Mammals have large, complex brains and are the only animals with a neocortex, the structure responsible
for higher information processing. Students, working in pairs, will understand the basic physiology of the
brain when they dissect a sheep’s brain. The examination of the cranial nerves and white and gray matter
will provide a wealth of knowledge and insight into how the brain functions. Please call for pricing.

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SHARK DISSECTION AND MARINE BIOLOGY (1½ HOURS)

Sharks have lived on the earth for 350 million years. This class offers a look inside one of the planets
oldest animals. Working in pairs, students will be able to understand the reproductive organs, the large oil
filled liver, and the cartilaginous skeleton. Included in the class will be a discussion on marine life and the
opportunity to touch the animals in our 600-gallon touch tank. Please call for pricing.

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DNA & GENETICS (1½ HOURS)

Discuss the hereditary material common in humans and other organisms. Examine how DNA replicates, or
makes copies of itself and why genetic disorders occur in certain ethnic groups. Students will analyze pat-
terns of inheritance using Mendel’s Laws of Segregation and Independent Assortment.
*Available January, 2010*

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