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Educational Materials

Gulf of Maine’s digital marine educational materials. Dissection guides, lessons, and classroom activities. Use these as stand alone materials or bring them alive with our sea life assortments.

“Dissection Guides

Four sections of content are lead by objectives questions answered through textoriginal hand-drawn diagrams, and real dissection photos of key anatomical features.

Dissection Process Overview

Identify and discuss form and function of shark external anatomy

Diagram and explain ampullae of Lorenzini & lateral line system

Identify and describe the form and function of shark muscles

Describe form and function of shark internal organs”

Gulf of Maine, Inc. Dogfish Shark (Squalus acanthias) Dissection Guide

Gulf of Maine, Inc. Dogfish Shark (Squalus acanthias) Dissection Guide

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Real dissection photos and original, hand-drawn diagrams lead an objective question based dissection.  Students are encouraged to create a portfolio response to the dissection based on their discoveries.

36 page PDF ebook

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Four sections of content are lead by objectives questions answered through textoriginal hand-drawn diagrams, and real dissection photos of key anatomical features.

  • Dissection Process Overview
  • Identify and discuss form and function of shark external anatomy
  • Diagram and explain ampullae of Lorenzini & lateral line system
  • Identify and describe the form and function of shark muscles
  • Describe form and function of shark internal organs

Use this guide as a student preparing for a dogfish dissection and writing a reflection or as a teacher creating marine science curriculum and leading a dogfish shark dissection.  Gulf of Maine, Inc. Dogfish Shark (Squalus acanthias) Dissection Guide pairs with a supplementary guide for Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy lab classes dissecting a cat and a dogfish to compare their homologous features.

 Example page from Gulf of Maine, Inc. Dogfish shark ( Squalus acanthias ) Dissection Guide.

Example page from Gulf of Maine, Inc. Dogfish shark (Squalus acanthias) Dissection Guide.