A Cephalopod Exploration Activity

Dissections are always fun! Squids are very easy to get your hands on (we normally use a supplier that services the local fish and chip shops) and cheap too!  We include this dissection in our unit on the different Phylum's found within our Oceans (Year 10 Marine Biology). It is a great tool to identify the features that make this phylum unique and some of the similarities with other phylum's. In terms of safety, it's best to have another adult on hand (as scalpels are needed). We try to undertake the dissection outside (under cover, on the deck) so save the school building from the smell!

Access the resource here: A Cephalopod Exploration PDF