Friday, 30 May 2014

Garden snails are fun and good science

I will soon be speaking at a South East Grid for Learning Teachers Conference about habitat mapping in school grounds, to help wildlife and as a teaching resource.
I needed some photographs to support some of the activities. One particular activity great for urban schools with little green space is a study on garden snails. So I photographed part of the activity in my garden - collected some snails painted numbers on them and then allowed them to climb out of the pot and then i recorded where the snails went.

As a project for schools, pupils can speculate where they think the  snails will go (and why) and then evaluate their finds and what they have learned about the habitat requirement of snails.

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