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Compare and classify the shark cranial nerves and explain the functional evolution of some of the cranial nerves in vertebrates more broadly.
Identify and attach jaw muscles to the skeleton of your spiny dogfish shark and figure out the actions of each muscle by using your model to simulate the motions of the jaws.
Identify the skeletal cartilages that make up the cranium and jaws of the spiny dogfish shark and figure out how they fit together by building a 3D model of the skull.
Learn the shark cranial nerves by connecting nerves to a brain model of the spiny dogfish shark, tracing their paths out of the braincase, and completing a schematic diagram.
Become more familiar with the structure of the braincase and brain of the spiny dogfish shark through observation and gain a better understanding of why they have the shape that they do.