Fifth-grade student Julia O’Neal learns about starfish and looks for the extension of the stomach known as the “pyloric cecum,” which extends throughout each of the arms of the starfish. (click for larger version)
Ashley Sullivan, left, and Divali Legore learn about squid. (click for larger version)
May 14, 2013
ROSWELL, Ga. – Fifth-grade students in River Eves Elementary School's talented and gifted (TAG) program concluded their study of Georgia's Golden Coast April 13 by dissecting starfish, perch and squid. All of these special creatures live in the oceans near the Georgia coast, and the students had a challenging time trying to discover the different parts of the creatures and what makes them work. They found that some of the circulatory systems and other parts were quite different than those of humans.