About the Moon Snails Lesson
Children will learn about the moon snail and understand its habitat, its needs and vocabulary associated with it.
• Students will understand what a moon snail is and the habitat it lives in.
• Students will learn vocabulary terms related to the moon snail.
If you have ever come across clamshells with perfectly round, small holes drilled in them, you might have wondered how this happened. Especially since you can find tens and hundreds of them along the seashore when you are beach walking on a sandy shore. Not only are the holes perfectly round as if someone had used a mechanical drill, but the hole is beveled ? meaning the hole has a raised edge on it. The mystery is solved when you discover the existence of a unique animal in the ocean that spends its life also walking along the sandy shore - the moon snail.