Animal Evolution and Comparative Anatomy 

Terms: 1
Grades: 10,11,12,PG
Prerequisite: Biology (may be enrolled concurrently)

Do you ever find yourself contemplating the similarities and differences between reptiles and amphibians? Are surprised to hear that humans are closely related to starfish? Is evolution a frequent topic of conversation amongst you and your friends? If so, you should consider exploring the new elective, Dissecting Evolution. The course will cover the breadth of evolution, highlighting the homology of organisms.  Class time will predominantly be spent dissecting specimens and researching their unique derived characteristics.  We will begin the term by focusing on organisms that have experienced fewer adaptations, such as Cnidaria (Jellyfish) and Porifera (Sponges), and will conclude with more complex mammals.

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