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49 resources with the concept mollusks

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How the Squid Lost Its Shell

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The ancestors of squid and octopus used shells as a form of defense. Pupils learn how cephalopods evolved without shells and the adaptations required to survive without one. Viewers learn how scientists know about these changes and the...
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You Ol’ Fossil

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little bit wacke. The fifth chapter of seven includes ten activities at four different levels. The hands-on activities cover fossils including how they are formed, vertebrates, invertebrates,...
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Mollusks

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Mollusks created every shell on Earth. Young scientists learn more about the phyllum mollusca in an informative presentation. It covers their characteristics, body plans, and relationships in the ecosystem. Then, it details each class of...
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Molluscs: Blue-Ringed Octopus Warning Coloration

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What animal is only eight inches long and can easily kill an adult human? The blue-ringed octopus changes body color before neutralizing any threat, human or not. Observe the drastic changes to body color in a short video.
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Mollusc Animation: Shell Repair

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It often feels like homes need constant work and repairs. Mollusks might feel the same way since they continually repair their shells. A video presents an explanation of how mollusks can survive even a deep crack. Viewers observe the...
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Mollusc Animation: Abalone

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Three simple yet functional body parts define mollusks. The Shape of Life series presents an animation of the body plan of a specific mollusk, the abalone. Viewers see the inner workings of the foot, radula, and mantle. They understand...
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Molluscs: Octopus Camouflage

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A large brain helps the octopus change both color and texture as a form of defense. A video series details the unique features of the mollusks as quick-change artists. It describes the cellular changes and chemical reactions controlling...
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Molluscs: Nautilus Regulates Its Buoyancy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists discovered the key to nautilus buoyancy when they X-rayed the shell of living mollusks. An educational video shares these X-rays and explains how the process works. It connects evolutionary changes, a unique circulatory...
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Ocean Acidification

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Human impacts on the environment can sometimes be difficult to measure, especially under water! An activity centered on ocean acidification gives science scholars the opportunity to examine the effects of carbon dioxide on marine life....
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The Magneto Snail! (And Other Marine Gastropods)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Snails range from 0.5 mm to 61 cm long. The video explains the huge variety of snails crawling the earth. It includes snails with iron shells, snails that are venomous, and even snails that collect other snails! It highlights the unique...
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Animal Classification

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
So many animals, so many characteristics—how do we classify them all? A short tour of taxonomy awaits within a helpful Fuse School video on Evolution. Science scholars see how scientists sort animals into the main classes and what traits...
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An Ocean of Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Young biologists trace the path of the sun's energy through marine ecosystems in the second part of this four-lesson series. Building on prior knowledge about producers, consumers, and decomposers students are introduced to the concept...
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Understanding Food Chains and Food Webs

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Jump into an exploration of marine ecosystems with the first lesson plan in this four-part series. After first learning about crustaceans, mollusks, and other forms of sea life, young marine biologists view a PowerPoint presentation that...
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Bivalve Dissection!!!

For Students 9th - 12th
Here are the instructions for dissecting a mussel. A labelled diagram is also portrayed to help your bivalve-examiners identify several anatomical features. Step #4 directs them to complete a instructional activity, which is not included...
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Who am I?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Here's a worksheet that has a variety of animals pictured. Learners must cut and paste the correct name and glue it in the box with the pictured animal. Great for young learners. An answer key is included on the worksheet.
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Octopus Project: Ceramics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Kids make an octopus out of clay. They practice their sculpting and modeling skills such as pinch pot and slurry technique while sculpting an octopus. 
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Little Oyster: Ceramic Lesson

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Children will love researching and then creating a bottom dwelling mollusk of their own. They watch clips describing the ocean ecosystem and how oysters fit into their environment. Next, they research what oysters eat and how they look....
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Mollusks

For Students 6th - 9th
In this mollusks worksheet, learners color several figures and label them with the correct parts. They complete 14 short answer questions related to mollusks.
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Mollusks

For Students 8th - 10th
In this mollusks worksheet, students complete a word search for terms related to the different types of mollusks and their body structures.
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Mollusks

For Students 9th - 11th
For this mollusks worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle given 15 clues about the structures of mollusks, the characteristics of mollusks and types of mollusks.
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Digging Into Science Lesson Plans

For Students 5th - 7th
In this biology worksheet, students identify and write the various species that are still present today. Then they define evolution using three words. Students also describe what a fossil is and give some examples related to a particular...
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Life Has A History

For Students 6th - 9th
In this biology activity, students identify and match various classes of species found today. Then they explain why biodiversity exists today on earth and define evolution. Students also describe who a paleontologist is and what they do.
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Dichotomous Keys

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students define the word dichotomous and explain why a dichotomous key is a useful tool in identifying different species. Then they look up words they are unfamiliar with or mollusk reference books so students can learn the names of...
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The Mighty Hudson Stretches its Mussels

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students brainstorm possible causes of zebra mussel migration and population expansion. They identify the key causes and effects of the disturbance of the Hudson River ecosystem and research causes and effects in the disturbances of...