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Snails: Fact and fiction
This lesson on snails integrates Science, Language Arts, Technology and Math. Teacher will share a fictitious snail story with students. Students will complete a K-W-L chart on snails with the help of the internet. As a related activity, students will take a poll on snail preferences and graph it.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2 English Language Arts, Information Skills, and Mathematics)
By Jody Shaughnessy.
Wrack line
In Cape Fear estuaries: From river to sea, page 8
Moving over to the east bank of the river, we can follow River Road to the River Road Park, the site of the fishing pier you saw at the start of this tour. The photo here shows a tangled mat of Spartina debris washed ashore by a storm....
By Steve Keith.
Woman with pole trap catches snails in wet-rice field
Woman with pole trap catches snails in wet-rice field
A woman with a strainer trap at the end of a bamboo pole removes snails and dragon fly pupae that she has caught in the shallow water of a wet-rice field. The long bamboo pole is split into three prongs at the end, which are attached to the strainer. A brick...
Format: image/photograph
Everyday geometry: Hidden figures and polygons
A lesson plan for grade 5 math in which students use historical photographs and drafting plans to demonstrate their knowledge of mathematical figures and polygons.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–5 Mathematics)
By Sonna Jamerson.
An integrated lesson comparing the butterfly and frog life cycles
Students will build on their prior knowledge about the butterfly life cycle to compare and contrast the life cycles of butterflies and frogs. Students will locate butterflies on the school grounds and create pictographs and models of fractions to explain their findings mathematically. Students will also use a variety of resources to read about and study the food, space and air needed by butterflies and frogs to grow. They will create visual and written products to demonstrate their findings.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2 Mathematics and Science)
By Martha Dobson and Margaret Monds.

Resources on the web

Punching shrimp
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the mantis shrimp, a small crustacean that preys on snails. (Learn more)
Format: activity/lesson plan (grade 4 Science)
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science