Oyster Dissection, Grade 5

Oysters are everywhere on Cape Cod; they are in the water, on the plate, and in the classroom! In this class students look beneath the shell and identify the internal structures that help this organism survive in the ocean. Students will also learn about the critical role oysters play in the offshore ecosystem.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location




  • On-Cape Schools: $100/hour/naturalist

    Off-Cape Schools: $110/hour/naturalist
    $130/hour/research staff

    Naturalist to participant ratio is 1:20

Curriculum Frameworks:

5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web
5-PS3-1 - energy - energy transfer in animals

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