SCIENCE Vertebrate Zoology

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SCIENCE Vertebrate Zoology

Vertebrate Zoology was designed for those students that enjoy animals. Enrolled students will create a more thorough understanding of the animals that capture our hearts as well as our imagination both locally and beyond. The course starts with a brief overview of the major divisions found within of the animal kingdom. The remaining weeks of the semester-long course will be spent on in depth investigation of three major animal groups. Animal classification and identification, comparative anatomy and physiology, and biodiversity will be the primary themes behind each animal group. The first animal group studied will be fish followed by the reptiles and amphibians. The final group will be the birds. Students will have the opportunity to handle many specimens, earn various field trips to remote locations that support the curriculum and experience various demonstrations provided by local experts. Vertebrate Zoology will be differentiated to meet the students who are seeking a college-preparatory course as well as those that are seeking a more complete understanding of the major animals that share the planet with us.

Credit: 0.5

Length: (1) Trimester

Grade Level: 11, 12

Prerequisite: None

Cum Laude Points: 0

Career Cluster(s):

  • 11
  • 12