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Beginner Starfish Dissection

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Mysti Chisholm, RPSGT, MBA-HM
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In this one-time course, students will learn to dissect a starfish specim utilizing their own perserved specimen and following along step-by-step with the teacher.

Class experience

Students will be able to name standard dissection tools.
Students will be able perfect dissection techniques.
Students will be able to observe the internal and external anatomy of a preserved starfish specimen.
I was a middle school science teach for 10 years and in that time, have lead hundreds of students through many dissections including the hot dog, earthworms, clams, crayfish, and sharks. In my college Zoology class, I was the only student to successfully extract the entire spinal nerve of a crayfish that the professor had ever had! I find dissections fascinating and a good stepping stone for any student interested in anatomy, physiology, zoology, or college sciences. 
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Learn progress is assessed through the dissection technique during class. No tests are given.
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Students will need a dissection kit and a preserved starfish specimen. I have included the link to Home Science Tools which has a cheap standard kit for $5.60 (at the time of this writing). Amazon also has a couple for approximately $10. I personally recommend Home Science Tools. Not only is that where I purchase all of my dissection specimens but I have found them to be the most cost effective for these items. I have also included the link to Home Science Tools starfish specimen which is $3.25 at the time of this writing. Students may prefer to have disposable gloves on when dissecting. They also need a clean area to dissect (on a plate, cutting board, paper towels.)
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Dissection tools are sharp and as such, your student must be mature enough to handle them on their own by your estimation. Reproductive organs are also a part of a preserved earthworm and will be part of the organ system that students dissect. Though no in-depth discussion of earthworm reproduction will occur, these organs are named and their uses are defined during dissection. Starfish have reproductive glands....they will either contain sperm or eggs. This will be mentioned though cannot be seen (in order to determine gender, these glands would need to be viewed under a microscope). 
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I will be on vacation from April 5-20th. I will still be answering messages but may be slower in doing so than usual as some of the time I am gone, I will not have access to wifi/cell phone data. 

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$15

per class
Meets once
40 min

Completed by 82 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-16
1-7 learners per class

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