Molluscs Role in Nature and Snails and Bivalves Teach
Snails and bivalves are a part of the diversity around us and have many
features and characteristics that allow them to be used as a teaching
tool for understanding the many different aspects of nature both
outdoors and in the classroom. Snails and bivalves are good subjects for
observation and experiments, thanks to their many characteristics,
- Molluscs do not bite and are non-toxic.
- Snails and molluscs live both on land and in water, and can be easily found.
- They are slow and will not fly or run away.
Snails and Bivalves Teach
The book offers surveys, practical exercises and games that provide an
opportunity to gain an understanding of the biodiversity in the world of
snails and bivalves. The combination of long and short exercises and
activities on various topics are suited to different age groups and time
constraints. It is also possible to arrange a longer and more extensive
series of observations and experiments (for both individual and group
work). The results may then be used in a class science fair.
The first half of the publication discusses observations and experiments, and the second half provides instructions for various games. Material is most useful to teachers, outdoor nature guides and other leaders of groups of children.Snails and Bivalves teach (pdf) (10.7 MB)Teod ja karbid opetavad (pdf) (10.6 MB)
Molluscs' Role in Nature
This introductory PowerPoint presentation introduces the diversity of the mollusc species, their age and their relationship to other living organisms as well as their role in nature. Material is intended for students, teachers and anyone interested in nature.Molluscs Role in Nature (pps) (11.1 MB)Teod ja karbid meie looduses (pps) (12 MB)See also the Shells worksheets from Feel the Sea!
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