Continuing on the pracs trilogy…here is a snapshot of what I’ve been up to in my labs!
Examining skulls and relating it to their function
This was my very first prac, and I was SO excited when we each had our very own set of skulls to play with. I have never been able to handle real skulls, and I’ve always been conditioned not to touch anything in my high school science class…so I was pretty stoked!
Looking at the different insects and their body parts
Part of our prac class involved us collecting a jar full of insects. And strangely, I quite enjoyed it.
After collecting them, we checked them out under our microscopes, and it was really interesting to see them up close!
Dissections of molluscs and crustaceans
I don’t think I mentioned this, but did you know that we had to buy our own dissecting kit? Pretty cool to own my own kit.
Here we had to dissect squid and the yabby, and label all the parts.
Worms, and more worms
We had a mini aquarium in our class for this prac, which was pretty awesome!
We checked out a range of different worms under the microscopes and had to label their structures and related that to their function etc.
I love the Tiegs museum so much! It’s like a hidden treasure on campus.
So that’s a snapshot of what I get up to in my zoology pracs! Pretty fortunate to get an opportunity to do these kind of things in pracs.
For part 1: First Year vs Second Year Pracs
For part 3: What I’ve learned/tips