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Page 1 + ward ' s science 5100 West Henrietta Road • PO Box 92912 • Rochester, New York 14692-9012 • p: 800 962-2660 • wardsci.com Find materials for this activity at wardsci.com. Discover more free activities at wardsworld.wardsci.com Mink Scavenger Hunt Dissection Activity Submitted by: Margaret M. Recommended Grade Level(s): Appropriate for: High school biology or anatomy students Time Requirements: Activity Time: 3 – 4 class periods Teaching Topics & Concepts: • Biology, Anatomy & Physiology National Science Standards Alignment CLS1.A: Structure and Function. Multicellular organisms have a hierarchical structural organization, in which any one system is made up of numerous parts and is itself a component of the next level. HS-LS1-2: Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms. LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity. Genetic information, like the fossil record, provides evidence of evolution. DNA sequences vary among species, but there are many overlaps; in fact, the ongoing branching that produces multiple lines of descent can be inferred by comparing the DNA sequences of different organisms. Such information is also derivable from the similarities and differences in amino acid sequences and from anatomical and embryological evidence. HS-LS4-1: Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence. Materials: • Preserved Mink, Scalpel, Scissors, Forceps, Probe, Pins Background information: Mink (Mustela vison) are great specimens to study the basic anatomy of a mammal. Mink have very similar muscular structures with similar functions when compared to a human. These ranch-raised animals are perfect for visualizing the muscular, digestive, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems. They are an economical alternative to the traditional whole cat dissection. This content is being brought to you by the Ward's World, Science By You program. This program brings lesson and classroom activity ideas directly from science teachers around the nation right to you. From best practices to activities, Science by You offers inspiration for every subject and every grade level. Interested in sharing your own content? Learn how today. PMS200 Black 70% Cool Gray 10 Black Astra Regular get for free from dafont.com

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