I just heard about a linky sponsored by Apologia Science, so I’m gonna link this up to Homeschool Science Show and Tell!
This activity comes from my Swimming Creatures pinterest board. Over at the Crafty Classroom she put together a great sea shells classification printable identifying them to the best of her ability. I tried to look for some others to add to my collection, but didn’t find any. Does anybody know of any other sea shells classification printables?
We went through our sea shells and slowly sorted them into the different types. We ran into several which didn’t quite fit the pictures we had, so at that point it got into our best guess.
This is a great way to talk about classification and the minor differences you can find in things.
What makes this one a whelk and this one a conch shell?
Of course eventually it turned into a boys versus girls thing. That didn’t go over quite so well because both boys would pick the same type of sea shell and say, “This is ____________ (fill in the blank of a child’s name they know) and he’s part of the boy group. There’s more boys than girls.”
Yeah, and that would be when I ended that activity.
However, the concept is still sound, and they are still talking about it a few weeks later, so I guess over all it was a win for the learning sea shells activity.
Fantastic Five did a fun activity making their own constellations, she based it off a similar constellation post from Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational. It was fun to see someone doing what someone else had linked up to Science Sunday!
Alex Nguyen Portraits had a fun experiment of How many pieces of styrofoam can fit in the can? You have to go there to see the fun twist she had in it.