Seashells Teacher Resources
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Marine Habitats of Galveston Island
Four lessons introduce elementary ecologists to salt marsh and sandy beach habitats. In the first lesson, they place shells and other materials in vinegar to determine if they contain calcium carbonate. In the second lesson, they read a mystery in which a blue crab has gone missing.
2nd - 5th Science
Jacques Cousteau in Seashells
Visionaries create images out of dots to demonstrate the eye-brain connection. Through this activity, they learn that the brain interprets data collected by the eye into recognizable information. Search online for "Jacques Cousteau in Seashells" to find and share a series of pictures of the shells that zoom in closer and closer to show exactly what the image is made of.
6th - 8th Science
A Seashell Lesson: Writing for Detail and the Scientific Process
Practice descriptive language in this lesson, which prompts elementary and middle schoolers to write detailed descriptive sentences describing a seashell. They write a description of a shell, create an illustration, and other students have to guess which shell they are describing.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
Plant and animal life of the ocean is the focus of this science lesson plan. Young scientists sort a variety of seashells and explore why many sea animals have shells. They examine the shells, write journal entries highlighting the characteristics of the shells, and match up pictures of sea animals with the shells that they use.
Seashells of Galveston, Texas
Students take a trip to Galveston's beaches. They collect empty shells, and visit the internet site to identify the seashells they find. Students visit the linked websites to view pictures of seashells and aid in their identification. Students are first encouraged to divide their shells into two categories, univalves and bivalves.
4th - 9th Science
What Contains Carbon?
Students explore elements by analyzing everyday objects and materials in class. In this carbon lesson, students define several vocabulary terms such as carbon dioxide, hydrocarbon, and carbonate. Students view a group of items, discussing if they contain carbon or not and record their results on a worksheet.
3rd - 8th Math
A fossil is worth a thousand words! Individuals craft their own amber fossil of an insect in addition to molds and casts of seashells. A third activity takes the lesson a notch higher: Learners measure stride lengths between tracks and traveling speed to calculate dimensionless speed.
6th - 8th Science
Shells In Clay and So Much More - Iatmul "Orator's Stool" from Papua, New Guinea
Explore the use of imagination using this resource. Learners create a group story and design a clay object. After looking at a picture of the "Orator's Stool", they contribute to a group story. They use clay and shells to make a clay object.
Pre-K - K English Language Arts