Snails are invertebrates (animals without a backbone) and mollusks! They have an external shell. Mollusks live nearly everywhere on Earth.
Snails move by creeping along on a broad foot called a radula. The foot oozes a slippery mucus which makes it easier for the snail to move.
- pencil or other object to roll paper
- Cut paper into strips. (My dimensions were approximately 1 inch by 10 inches.)
- Curve one end of the paper under and glue down the edge to make the head.
- Take the other end and curl it up around an object such as a pencil.
- Cut out 2 small thin rectangles to make the antennae.
- Slightly curl each antennae and fold up a small edge on each antennae to glue on the snail's head.
- Glue the antennae on the snail's head.
- Now have fun reading some cool books about snails.
- Older students can list 5 (or more) new facts that they learned about snails in their science notebooks.