Snail Hunt and Snail Space activities help children determine which snails are found in which habitats and have a better understanding of evolution and adaptation. Children use the correct vocabulary to describe habitats and different banded snails and appreciate the benefits of collecting large quantities of information. This can be included on the EvolutionMegalab website which encourages children to accurately record their snail finds on a giant database to find out if and how the snail population is changing.
Snail Hunt 5-7
Children take part in practical science, collecting snails and collating data.
Snail Space 7-11
Children are introduced to Darwin's ideas on evolution by looking at variation, adaptation and distribution of banded snails (Cepaea snails - pronounced 'see-pee-ah'). Children use the correct vocabulary to describe habitats and different banded snails.
- To introduce pupils to Darwin's ideas on evolution by looking at variation, adaptation and distribution of banded snails.