Module 5: Invertebrates II – Part 1

Our next wet lab field trip will be held this Saturday October 27, 2012 from 10:00am to 12:00 noon. Please arrive before 10:00am.  We will meet at Quick Point Park which is located at the South end on Longboat Key.  As you cross over New Pass bridge from Lido Key to Longboat Key, turn left and park on the left side after the bridge at the park.  We will meet and then walk to our lab location. We will be using plankton nets and microscopes. BRING YOUR LAB BOOK AND PEN. Wear clothing and shoes that can get wet.

We are requiring that you have 5 wet lab field trips this year. We have scheduled these labs as a class.  Some of you may not be able to make all of them.  We understand.  However, it is your responsibility to see me and arrange to make the missed lab up.  Remember if you will be absent, I will need a written excuse from your parent before the scheduled date. You will need to make up the lab. See me for your make-up lab.

There are several other opportunities for make up field trips.   Mote Marine has several homeschool Days scheduled on Fridays.  Youth Conservation Day at Mote Marine on Saturday, Nov 3.  There is a 4-H sponsored event, Walk-a-thon on Nov 10 at Clay Gully in Myakka State Park.

Our first lab involved identifying shells and categorizing them either univalve or bivalve.

We continued our discussion of invertebrates as we learned about Mollusks.







Watch this exciting bivalve attack:

Clam Dissection:

Squid Dissection:


  1. Module 5  Pages 107 – 124
  2. Answer On Your Own Questions 5.6 to 5.14
  3. Study Guide Questions: define: f – l and  10 – 22.
  4. Finish Lab book – Bivalves and Univalves; Squid Dissection.
  5. Quiz:  know the squid dissection and be able to label its parts.
  6. Wet Lab Saturday October 27, 2012  10am to Noon.
  7. Class Challenge:  Define Love

Have a good week.  See everyone on Saturday! -Mrs. S

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