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 mollusk and the distinctions between them.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring in many different types of shells and discuss the similarities and differences
  • Discuss mollusk locomotion in more detail
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of shells, mollusks, and taxonomy
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  • Highlights key concepts in yellow
  • Includes many photos and diagrams

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