Our seventh grade scientists honed their dissection skills and learned about the anatomy of squid during a recent lab. They could see for themselves that these cephalopods have elongated tubular bodies and short compact heads. They discovered that the internal shell of the squid is composed of a hard material, similar to a horn.
In addition, Mrs. Cessar's science students learned that squid eyes, are almost as complex as human eyes, and are usually set into the sides of the head. Who knew that there are more than 300 species of these sea creatures, and that they may be found in both coastal and oceanic waters? Our seventh graders certainly know!