STEAM On Demand: Comparative Anatomy of Mysterious Sea Monsters: Virtual Dissection Lab

Virtual Event
Online only
* For info, see event details *

12:00AM - 12:00AM CDT

Event Cost:

Kit Cost - $40

  -Kit includes Crab, Lamprey, Sponge, Squid and Starfish specimens, tools and instructions to access the recorded virtual dissection session.

Priority Mail Shipping is available for an additional $15.05.

  -Kits will ship on the 1st Tuesday of each month.

Pickup will be at Jump Simulation, 1306 N Berkeley Ave, Peoria IL

  -Kits will be available for pickup on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

Sibling Kits are also available for $5.

  -Sibling kit includes an extra apron, gloves and safety glasses.

Event Capacity: 75

Registration Closes: 9/30/2023

Contact: Event Liaisons


Other dates for this course:

Young STEAM students learning at home.
Tags: Jump Event, STEAM Saturdays


The Gift of STEAM: Place order by Sunday, December 18th to guarantee Christmas arrival! 
- STEAM kits will be shipped out December 19th. 
- Pickup will be available at Jump Simulation until December 22nd. 

STEAM On Demand kits are available to purchase at anytime and are intended for you to complete on your schedule, at your own speed.  Included in the kit is a link to a pre-recorded dissection lab taught by a clinical anatomist.   

You don’t have to travel 10,000 leagues under the sea to encounter different types of underwater monsters that might lurk in the depths. You can dissect them right at home!
In This Take home lab, you will look at the diversity of life in the deep dark ocean by dissecting a foot-long, color changing, beaked, inking squid. Then you’ll compare it to the anatomical benefits of being a jawless lamprey whose suction-cup mouth is ringed with tiny sharp teeth, a crab that uses its claws to manipulate its food, and a starfish that projects its stomach over its prey to digest it outside its body.
Throughout this lab, we’ll compare these creatures with other crawling, slithering, swimming monsters of the sea. Together we’ll look at how the diversity of life and each organism is specialized to survive the cold, dark deep!

Each student will receive an experimenter's toolbox filled with all of the tools and specimens they'll need to complete an anatomy dissection at home with live casted virtual guidance by a clinical anatomist.  (STEAM On Demand requires access to a pre-recorded video link that will be included in the kit).

Who should register for this course? 

  • Students interested in a career in clinical medicine. 
  • Students interested in learning more about career opportunities in the healthcare industry.