Classroom Activities: Variations in the Clam Species Clamys Sweetus

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What better substitute for a real clam than M&M's ... or Reese's Pieces! Young scholars simulate an experiment with clams using popular candies. They consider the traits of each candy, such as shell hardness and color, and which would give a greater survival advantage.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Review key terms such as evolution, genetic variation, and survival of the fittest prior to the investigation
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity requires a specific set of materials and time for preparation
  • Consider allergies before using foods containing peanuts
Pros

  • Includes a detailed teaching guide offering suggestions for implementing the different parts of the activity
  • Provides handouts for pupils to organize and analyze their data
Cons

  • None
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