July 11 2012: Seashells
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1.Draw an underwater scene with many different shellfish. Label them.
2. Divide a piece of paper into two columns. In one column, put newspaper words and pictures of regular fish. In the second column, put words and pictures of marine animals that live in shells.
3. With a friend, go through your newspaper and circle words about the ocean, seashore and boats with a blue marker. Circle words/pictures about sea animals in green.
4. How are these important to marine life in shells: (a) venom, (b) algae, (c) mantle, and (d) mother-of-pearl?
5. Research different ways people use seashells. Write a paragraph discussing what you find.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standard:
Students understand the interactions of animals and their environments. (Science: Life Science)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)