Two hours minimum booking
Travel fees may apply*
If your students have the guts, so do we—squid guts that is! Young biologists use proper dissection techniques to explore the insides of a squid and discover firsthand how the beak, ink sac and other adaptations help this odd, underwater organism survive. Topics include anatomy, animal adaptations, dissection and lab procedures.
Experience an adventure in science without leaving the classroom. These programs include a general introduction to a science topic and hands-on, interactive activities.
If you are located less than 40 miles from OMSI, there are no travel fees.
If you are located more than 40 miles from OMSI, travel fees are charged as follows:
• By scheduling a program when we’re in your area (per map), each school pays $105 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost. No mileage is charged.
• If we make a special trip to your school (when we’re not scheduled to be in your area per map), each school is charged 55¢ per round-trip mile (subject to federal rate changes) and $105 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost.
• Visits to areas beyond the boundaries of the map are available by request and travel fees are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
Structure and Function:
4.1L.1 - Compare and contrast characteristics of fossils and living organisms.
5.1L.1 - Explain that organisms are composed of parts that function together to form a living system.
6.1L.1 - Compare and contrast the types and components of cells. Describe the functions and relative complexity of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.
7.1L.1 - Compare and contrast sexual and asexual reproduction. Explain why reproduction is essential to the continuation of every species.
Interaction and Change:
4.2L.1 - Describe the interactions of organisms and the environment where they live.
5.2L.1 - Explain the interdependence of plants, animals, and environment, and how adaptation influences survival.
6.2L.1 - Describe the relationships and interactions between and among cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.
7.2L.2 - Explain the processes by which plants and animals obtain energy and materials for growth and metabolism.
4.3S.1 - Based on observations identify testable questions, design a scientific investigation, and collect and record data consistent with a planned scientific investigation.
4.3S.3 - Explain that scientific claims about the natural world use evidence that can be confirmed and support a logical argument.
6.3S.1 - Based on observations and science principles, propose questions or hypotheses that can be examined through scientific investigation. Design and conduct an investigation that uses appropriate tools and techniques to collect relevant data.
7.3S.1 - Based on observations and science principles, propose questions or hypotheses that can be examined through scientific investigation. Design and conduct a scientific investigation that uses appropriate tools and techniques to collect relevant data.