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Students explore seashells through various activities. In this oceanology lesson, students demonstrate knowledge of seashells and their properties by creating a dot-to-dot picture, reading books about seashells and creating seashell prints by using paint.
Pre-K - K Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
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 3 Views 1 Download
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 3 Views 12 Downloads
A Seashell Lesson: Writing for Detail and the Scientific Process
Practice descriptive language in this instructional activity, 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 learners have to guess which shell they are describing.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 11 Views 50 Downloads
Plant and animal life of the ocean is the focus of this science lesson. 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.
3rd Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Third graders practice classifying seashells. In this seashell classification lesson, 3rd graders listen to a guest speaker talk about collecting seashells. They participate in a discussion on the characteristics by which seashells are classified.
3rd Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
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 3 Views 3 Downloads
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 12 Views 12 Downloads
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 13 Views 23 Downloads
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 Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Observing Chemical Change
Leading your class through observation practice will be much easier with this worksheet. There are 3 procedures listed, and instructions how to progress through the reaction stages. The guide for noting appearances will help them work through this, either in groups or individually.
10th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Using DNA to Explore Lizard Phylogeny
In a fun and interactive two-day lesson, learners sort anole lizard pictures by appearance. Next, they watch a video about the anoles and re-sort based on the information in the video. In addition to physical characteristics, budding biologists look for DNA differences between the anoles and create an evolutionary family tree.
6th - 12th Science 7 Views 5 Downloads
New Review A Reading Guide to Sarah, Plain and Tall
Eliminate the hard work of creating an entire literature unit with this reading guide for the novel Sarah, Plain and Tall. From background information about the author and her motivation for writing the story to reading comprehension questions an extension activities, this resource provides everything a teacher needs to dive their class into a reading of this award-winning book.
1st - 5th Language Arts 19 Views 10 Downloads
There are three separate lessons within this resource that can be used together, or that can each stand alone. In the first, five simple activities allow junior scientists to examine the amazing properties of water. In the second, they compare the strength of potato chips with ridges and without to demonstrate why seashells might have ridges.
1st - 5th Science 7 Views 25 Downloads