Arthropod Animation: Scorpion Book Gills

Gills extract oxygen from water and send it to the blood stream while removing carbon dioxide and sending it back to the water through these feather-like features. View an animation of scorpion gills, called book gills, by first peeling back the exoskeleton. Scholars understand the way these gill flaps work transferring the oxygen to adapt to future life on land. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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  • Add a diagram of book gills to science journals
  • Compare book gills to the gills on fish
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