Snail Shell Science: A whelk-ome activity

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Catherine E. Matthews, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Over the last decade, I have discovered that all students— especially those who live in landlocked environments— are fascinated by items from the sea. One such item that few students are familiar with is a whelk egg case. On a typical walk along the southeastern Virginia coast, whelk egg cases can be found laying half-buried in the high sand or exposed on the still-damp sand near the low tide’s edge. Over the years, I have collected whelk egg cases and used them in numerous inquiry-based labs. I would like to share a few with you that I hope you will "whelkome" into your classroom.

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The Science Teacher, 59 (4), 32 - 37
Language: English
Date: 1992
Whelk, Whelk egg case, Classroom activities

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