Marine Biology Dissection Specimens (Clam, Starfish, and Dogfish Shark)

Marine Biology Dissection Specimens (Clam, Starfish, and Dogfish Shark)

# 031156

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Item #: 031156
Grades: 12
Note: Item only ships to contiguous U.S. destinations. It will automatically cancel if shipping to non-contiguous U.S.

Product Description:

Designed for use with Exploring Creation with Marine Biology, this set and includes a clam, starfish, and a dogfish shark (yes, a shark!) for you to dissect. Brine shrimp eggs, a natural sponge, a coral specimen, and dried sea fireflies are also included for you to explore. A glowing light stick is also included. Specimens are preserved in odorless, non-toxic Nasco-Guard® solution and stored in thick plastic bags. No need to refrigerate! Just keep them sealed until you are ready to dissect. No dissection instructions are included. - elise

Publisher Description:

Marine Dissecting Lab Basic Set includes Glowing light stick, Brine Shrimp eggs, Clam, Starfish, Shark, Natural Sponge, Coral Specimen, EPS Shark Dissecting Pad, and Dried Sea Fireflies.
All specimens are individual bagged in vacuum sealed bags.

If your high school student has completed a first-year biology course, and has an interest in marine biology, Apologia now has a course for you! Exploring Creation with Marine Biology focuses exclusively on marine biology and marine habitats, from microscopic creatures to the big fish that eat the little fish. Eight modules cover all aspects of life in the sea, including oceans, how life sustains itself in the ocean environment, sea-dwelling organisms from kingdoms Monera, Protista, Fungi, and Plantae, marine invertebrates, marine vertebrates, and marine ecology. The course is fairly advanced, and should not be completed unless Exploring Creation with Biology, or an equivalent biology course has been completed. Dissections are also done in this course, with subjects including a clam, starfish, and a dogfish shark. Like other Apologia books, the set consists of a hardcover student text and a softcover test and solutions book. The text contains student text, "On Your Own" questions, lab exercises, and study guides for each module. The solutions and test manual contains tests, test solutions, and answers to each module's study guide questions.

Category Description for Exploring Creation with Marine Biology:

Category Description for Apologia Junior / Senior High Science:

Written specifically for use in a homeschool environment, these biblically-centered courses take a lot of pressure off the parent teaching the course. The main component of each course is the textbook. Please note that most textbooks have switched from hardcover to softcover format. The student text includes all the student reading, instructions for labs, "On Your Own" exercises, and fifteen to twenty "Study Guide" questions at the end of each chapter. Unlike many upper-level science texts, we have found these to be extremely readable! The text has a conversational tone, and concepts are explained in an easy-to-understand way. Plenty of helpful diagrams and pictures are included which add interest and break up the text. Answers to the "On Your Own" exercises are also included with discussion at the end of each chapter. The labs are designed to be done easily, and most require only household items to complete; unlike high school courses, like Bob Jones which require investing in some lab equipment and chemicals to complete the labs. Where a microscope or dissecting materials are required, a reasonably-priced complete kit of materials is available, for ease in collecting the items.

The Solution Manual contains test questions for each chapter, answers to the test questions and solutions to the "Study Guide" questions. For some courses, a separate Perforated Tests booklet is available; please note that this is only necessary if you want an extra copy of the test questions.

TheStudent Notebooks are a user-friendly companion that provides space for answering the On Your Own and Study Guide questions as well as for developing Lab Reports. Study helps include graphic organizers and a Module Summary for each module (fill-in-the-blank). Digging Deeper sections provide opportunity for practical applications and writing activities. For the teacher there are grading rubrics for lab reports and suggested answers for some of the graphic organizers. The History of Science module includes a nicely done timeline. Grading rubrics for the lab reports are provided in the Appendix.

MP3 Audio CDs are also available for most courses. The audio files are in MP3 format, and will require an MP3-compatible CD player to use (these can also be run on most computers). Tests, study guides, and answers are not included - this is simply an audio version of the text.

Apologia also offers Video Instruction for Biology, Chemistry, Marine Biology and Advanced Biology. These have transitioned to USB flash drive format. Sherri Seligson, author and scientist, is your host and takes you to interesting locations, incorporating animated diagrams (over 20 hours of instruction) to help students better understand the concepts being taught. The content is more of a summary of the textual information found in each section of the modules than a narration of the text. Students will either see Sherri Seligson on location or in a lab during the speaking portions or they will see animated illustrations and examples. Sherri takes students through each lab and talks about what needs to be done and the results of the experiments.

System requirements for USB drives: USB port (PC or Mac), media player capable of playing mp4 files, and an internet browser. DVD requirements: DVD drive on your computer (PC or MAC) capable of playing mp4 files; these are not compatible with a DVD player.

We now offer SuperSets and Advantage Sets which include multiple items. Advantage Sets include the text, solutions manual (with a copy of the test), notebooking journal, and the MP3 Audiobook CD. SuperSets include everything in the Advantage Set (text, solutions manual with tests, otebooking journal and MP3 CD) plus the Video Instruction USB Flash Drive.

Category Description for Apologia Science:

Apologia Science courses are written from a Biblical worldview with the homeschool in mind. At the elementary level, courses follow a Charlotte Mason-inspired methodology, with lessons organized around narration, notebooking exercises and hands-on activities or projects. Children at different ages can use these together, learning at their own level. Each course is designed to be teacher-student interactive, so teacher involvement is fairly high at this level. At the junior high and high school levels, science courses are more traditional in nature, with the textbook written to the student. Teacher involvement time at this level is much less than at the elementary level. Textbooks contain student reading, lab instructions, "On Your Own" questions and Study Guide questions. A Solutions Manual provides the answers to these and the test questions. Lab kits are available separately for both the elementary and upper-level science courses which include most of the harder to find items you will need.


Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.

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I have a senior taking Exploring Creation with Marine Biology Course
Jason B on Sep 22, 2021
Priced well compared to other websites!
Sally S on Mar 29, 2021
I have a senior taking Exploring Creation with Marine Biology Course
Jason B on Sep 22, 2021
course requirement
David p on Aug 30, 2021
Priced well compared to other websites!
Sally S on Mar 29, 2021
I chose to purchase the dissection kit to be sure my daughter gets full credit for this science class. Many schools require lab experiments to be done hands-on, and not just viewed online to get credit.
JULIE F on Dec 7, 2020
marine biology
HEATHER H on Sep 24, 2020
We purchased this because the kids wanted to dissect a shark. We couldn't resist.
Jeri H on Jul 24, 2020
it is required for my daughters marine biology science lab
Margaret O on May 19, 2020
Required by FPA and cheaper than their suggested provider
Virginie L on Jul 30, 2019
I will be brave and allow this to happen on my kitchen table.... :0
Karen D on Jul 26, 2019
My daughter aspires to be a marine biologist. Rainbow Resource had the items in stock and the most reasonable shipping. Every other vendor had outrageous shipping policies, or wouldn't ship to us in Alaska.
Laura A on Jul 17, 2019
My son is currently working on the Aplogia Marine Biology and I have always trusted Rainbow Resource with my homeschool purchases for quality, delivery and cost.
Cynthia B on Nov 28, 2018
I needed this Marine Biology dissection kit for my daughter. I looked elsewhere but no one had it in stock. I was so glad to find it here at Rainbow Resource Center and at a great price non the less!!
Cynthia F on Oct 30, 2018
We really enjoy "hands-on" learning. The dissections from Biology were such fun!
Terri M on Jul 30, 2018
My second daughter is going to do this course and I need more specimens for her to dissect.
Dawn W on Jul 19, 2018
I have the Marine Biology book and needed the specimens to dissect.
Timothy L P on Nov 14, 2017
My daughter is doing the lab portion along with the text.
Joy T on Oct 16, 2017
This was the same kit I found elsewhere, but here the shipping was free. Thank you Rainbow Resource!
Karen M on Oct 5, 2017
Best Price around
Nancy Y on Aug 29, 2017
For my 10th grade student for science class.
Dawn W on Oct 12, 2016
The shark is extremely cool, and the whole kit will be fun to explore. I'm also not as squeamish about dissecting this with my oldest daughter (versus the pig kit).
Kathern C on Sep 13, 2016
My daughter is studying this subject this year and I want her to experience the dissecting along with the textbook for a full study of marine biology. She loves to dissect for science class!!
Kim S on Aug 31, 2016
My son took Marine Biology for his science course last year in our homeschool, and he needs to complete his lab before starting this year's science course.
Christa L on Aug 8, 2016
My daughter is taking Marine Biology, and needs these specimens to dissect.
Dominick B on Oct 11, 2015
course requirement
David p on Aug 30, 2021
I chose to purchase the dissection kit to be sure my daughter gets full credit for this science class. Many schools require lab experiments to be done hands-on, and not just viewed online to get credit.
JULIE F on Dec 7, 2020
I saw in the description that instructions for the dissections are not included. Are they in the Lab Notebook, Teacher's Guide, or Student Book?
Monique on May 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Instructions for the Dissection labs are included in the Student Book.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Smell-free dissection!
I absolutely love this set! My education was in biology and physical therapy, which included many many dissections over the years with smelly (and probably toxic) preparation techniques. But all for the sake of science right! ?? And through the years in my homeschool, we used the same type of smelly specimens...until now! These specimens are prepared with this amazing solution without that terrible, familiar smell that I endured. I can’t tell you the difference it makes in the enjoyment level during dissection. We can think and really get into it together! Whoever discovered this preparation technique, God bless them!!
September 23, 2021
10 months ago
Rated 2 out of 5
"Dissecting Tray" a piece of cheap foam
When ordering, I wavered between just buying the specimens from another source or the whole kit. I decided that the "dissecting tray" would be useful, and since I have additional kids coming through the ranks, it would be worth the money. Turns out that "dissecting tray" was a piece of foam that I could have picked up for free at any store. Could you imagine the condition of that piece of foam after just one dissection? It is not a tray, it is a piece of foam.

Just two notes. Rainbow Resource does not carry the Specimens only kit. Also, the so-called "dissection tray" is shown on the picture, but my brain did not make the connection.
November 15, 2018
over 3 years ago
Response from Rainbow Resource Center
Thank you for the feedback. We apologize for the confusion on this item. We recently had a supplier transition on this set. We will update our description when our stock is replenished. ~Deanne
November 28, 2018
Rated 5 out of 5
Great deal
Great deal and fast shipping
September 8, 2018
over 3 years ago

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