We take a science-based approach to the popular children's book, 'Sharing A Shell' by Julia Donaldson. While the book can be viewed simply from the perpective of 'friendship', we will be discussing the ideas of animals cooperating to survive (symbiosis), predator/prey interactions, and habitat.
Students will be able to study the three very different animals from the story, with hands-on opportunities to compare them using live and preserved specimens as available. Half the class will begin with touch tanks, the other half will work on a hermit crab puppet craft! The groups will switch half-way through the program.
For program delivery in your classroom, we can bring along 1 touch tank and 4 animals: a hermit crab, a sea cucumber, a sea star, and sea anemones.
Duration: 60 minutes
Links to the BC Curriculum:
Plants and animals have observable features (K science)
Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals (K career education)
Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills (K career education)
Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things (K science)
Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment (grade 1 science)
Basic needs of plants and animals (K science)
Adaptations of local plants and animals (K science)
Living things make changes to accommodate daily and seasonal cycles (K science)
Names of local plants and animals (grade 1 science)
Behavioural adaptations of animals in the local environment (grade 1 science)
Make exploratory observations using their senses(K science)
Discuss observations (K science)
Demonstrate curiosity and a sense of wonder about the world(K science)
Communicate observations and ideas using oral or written language, drawing, or role-play (grade 1 science)
Experience and interpret the local environment (grade 1science)
Demonstrate curiosity and a sense of wonder about the world(grade 1 science)