This colorful, fun 80-page book is a very popular science unit. It teaches students how to obtain, evaluate, and communicate information through the hands-on study of snails and their environment (live snails required—available in gardens, local nurseries, or through 3rd-party sellers).
Students describe what a snail looks like, name its parts, and identify three or more facts about snails, as well as compare and contrast unique characteristics of snails and humans. Students observe, communicate, classify, measure, infer, and predict as well as investigate, collect data, describe, and evaluate. These science process skills form the foundation for the scientific method. Students learn and develop skills in science, math, writing (creative and factual), art, and interaction with other students.
Science, reading, math, language, and/or art standards are applied in each activity and extension activities are included. Standards are referenced at the end of the unit. Each activity includes a Teacher Page and one or more Student Activity Forms. Teacher Pages include suggested time for the lesson, materials for that lesson, and guidelines. Some activities have separate versions for Grades K-2 and Grades 2-4.