- Print these double-sided Photo Cards to use in place of real shells.
Bivalve or Univalve
(clam or snail)? - An introductory activity to familiarize students
with mollusks and the criteria scientists use for grouping them into
the Bivalve and Univalve classes.
The Living Mollusk
An activity to get students thinking about adaptations and how these
animals live. Print these double-sided Fashion
Cards to use with the Adaptations activity.
- After initial research, students will be able to build a model of
a bivalve, learning both inside and outside structures.
- A quick matching activity familiarizes students with shell names (the
exoskeletons of mollusks).
Keys - Use the dichotomous key given to identify shells you find
on the beach and then create a dichotomous key of your own using the
people in your class.
Sharing the Knowledge
display - Show off the shells you've found and educate other classes
on the mollusk species you have collected.
of Interest - Choose one species and become an expert.
Threatened, or Extinct Mollusks - Learn these words and their meanings
and find out which mollusks in our area are affected.
Websites with Other Mollusk Related Activities