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Students explore seashells through various activities. For 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
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
New Review 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 11 Downloads
Students listen to a story about seashells. They discuss shelled animals to gain scientific understanding and participate in a visual arts activity that reinforces the lesson's key concept that shells are made by certain marine animals called mollusks for
K - 4th Science 3 Views 3 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
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 Language Arts 10 Views 49 Downloads