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Kraken Squid Open

1 Class Session, 1.5 Hours

Students learn about biological systems as they dissect a squid, locate appendages, examine organs and gain an understanding of the squid’s physiological design. Pali instructors guide students through the dissection step-by-step and explain the importance of why we dissect in science.

What’s Covered

The class begins by considering the potential scientific benefits gained through dissection, such as insights on anatomy and how to treat illness and disease. Students then dive into a guided squid dissection, simultaneously learning about the unique biological adaptations of this species of squid (like the infamous ink sac)!

Lessons & Activities

Importance of Dissection

Students discuss the possible scientific insight gained through dissection, ranging from anatomy and physiology to curing illness & preventing disease to understanding the health of ecosystems as a whole.

Squid Biology & Dissection

In small groups, students perform a guided dissection of a squid, stopping between each step to dive deeper into the anatomy and physiology of various physical characteristics, both internal and external, and the purpose of these traits. Characteristics examined include the beak, gills, mantle, syphon and ink sac!

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Pali instructor teaches students how to dissect squid
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I loved my experience at Pali. In my time as an instructor, I was able to develop many skills in the classroom as a teacher and as a leader. I would highly recommend this position for anyone who would like to start a career in the Outdoor Education Industry.

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Impressive! This is our first time to Pali. I have taken students to four other SoCal science camps and I would highly recommend Pali and plan to return next year.

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