Malacology Teacher Resources

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Mollusks

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Mollusks created every shell on Earth. Young scientists learn more about the phyllum mollusca in an informative presentation. It covers their characteristics, body plans, and relationships in the ecosystem. Then, it details each class of...
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Mollusk Matching

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students look carefully at shells and observe the differences between species and the names of common shells. Then they identify and complete a Mollusk Matching handout included in the lesson plan and write the letter of each shell in...
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Mollusks

For Students 6th - 9th
In this mollusks worksheet, students color several figures and label them with the correct parts. They complete 14 short answer questions related to mollusks.
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Mollusks

For Students 9th - 11th
In this mollusks worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle given 15 clues about the structures of mollusks, the characteristics of mollusks and types of mollusks.
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Mollusks

For Students 8th - 10th
In this mollusks instructional activity, students complete a word search for terms related to the different types of mollusks and their body structures.
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Who am I?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
A colorful matching activity on sea life is here for your class. Learners must correctly place the name of the life form in the box where it is pictured. The pictures are colorful and accurate. This would be a good addition to any unit...
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Mollusk of Interest

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Student choose a mollusk that they are interested in and research it. They present their research to the class and compile all the information on mollusks in a packet. Information must include common and scientific name, family,...
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Mouthwatering Mollusks

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students investigate various forms of aquatic life. They use four senses, touch, taste, smell, and observation to explore mollusks. Students cook and taste various types mollusks, such as mussels, scallops, and squid.
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Common Mollusks of the Jersey Shore

For Teachers 8th - 11th
In this common mollusks of the Jersey Shore worksheet, students are given diagrams of the two types of mollusks, bivalves and univalves. The common and scientific names are also given.
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Mollusks and Segmented Worms

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Keep clam and read on! After reading the textbook selection about mollusks and worms in the additional materials section, your young zoologists check their comprehension by answering the questions on the handout found here. To...
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Little Oyster: Ceramic Lesson

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Children will love researching and then creating a bottom dwelling mollusk of their own. They watch clips describing the ocean ecosystem and how oysters fit into their environment. Next, they research what oysters eat and how they look....
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Nautiloid Model

For Teachers 4th - 8th
At a glance, this cut-out paper model of a nautiloid looks promising. Know, however, that it requires manual dexterity for cutting out neatly and for folding and attaching the tabs. This particular mollusk model is quite difficult to...
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You Ol’ Fossil

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little bit wacke. The fifth chapter of seven includes ten activities at four different levels. The hands-on activities cover fossils including how they are formed, vertebrates, invertebrates,...
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Mollusks and Annelids

For Students 6th - 10th
In this mollusks and annelids worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle with 34 questions on the types and classification of mollusks.
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Mollusks Orders

For Students 6th - 8th
In this mollusks orders worksheet, students use what they know about the three major classes of mollusks to complete a chart by checking the correct column or columns for each of the 15 characteristics.
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Mollusks and Annelids Concept Map

For Students 6th - 10th
In this mollusks and annelids concept map worksheet, students complete a concept map on the characteristics of invertebrates. They fill in 13 blanks using the correct word from the list.
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Seashell Homes

For Teachers K - 4th
Pupils listen to a story about seashells. They discuss shelled animals. Learners describe the function of seashell. Pupils relate the function of a seashell to their own dwelling. They differentiate between shelled animals that make...
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Dichotomous Keys

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students define the word dichotomous and explain why a dichotomous key is a useful tool in identifying different species. Then they look up words they are unfamiliar with or mollusk reference books so students can learn the names of...
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Understanding Food Chains and Food Webs

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Jump into an exploration of marine ecosystems with the first instructional activity in this four-part series. After first learning about crustaceans, mollusks, and other forms of sea life, young marine biologists view a PowerPoint...
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Mollusc Animation: Abalone

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Three simple yet functional body parts define mollusks. The Shape of Life series presents an animation of the body plan of a specific mollusk, the abalone. Viewers see the inner workings of the foot, radula, and mantle. They understand...
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Mollusc Animation: Shell Repair

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It often feels like homes need constant work and repairs. Mollusks might feel the same way since they continually repair their shells. A video presents an explanation of how mollusks can survive even a deep crack. Viewers observe the...
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Molluscs: Nautilus Regulates Its Buoyancy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists discovered the key to nautilus buoyancy when they X-rayed the shell of living mollusks. An educational video shares these X-rays and explains how the process works. It connects evolutionary changes, a unique circulatory...
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Molluscs: Octopus Camouflage

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A large brain helps the octopus change both color and texture as a form of defense. A video series details the unique features of the mollusks as quick-change artists. It describes the cellular changes and chemical reactions controlling...
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Who am I?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Here's a worksheet that has a variety of animals pictured. Learners must cut and paste the correct name and glue it in the box with the pictured animal. Great for young learners. An answer key is included on the worksheet.

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