Animal Physiology

Rising Grades 7 to 9

Complete dissections of preserved specimens to learn about animal anatomy, physiology, and organ structures.

Students complete a variety of full laboratory dissections of preserved specimens, including owl pellets, annelids, frogs, rats, sheep brains, and dogfish sharks.

Topics covered through these dissections include animal taxonomy, skeletons, organs, the nervous, circulatory, and digestive systems, and convergent and divergent evolution.

"This was a well-run and interesting course. My daughter enjoyed the experiential learning, particularly the dissections."

- Robin and Louis S, Reston, VA

"The dissection was a blast."

- Andrew L, Arlington, VA

"My 12-year-old son loved this class and came home every day excited about what he had done at camp."

- Tom M, Herndon, VA