José H. Leal, PhD
Director, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
Seashells can be found on beaches around the world, but few people who walk these
beaches have the opportunity to see live mollusks, the animals that create these shells.
These videos give you an “up close and personal” encounter with mollusks and
other creatures of the sea.
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Mollusks in Action introduces elementary, high school, and
entry-level college students to the intricate lives of mollusks. It focuses on the anatomy of
gastropods and bivalves, their methods of locomotion, what they eat, and how they protect themselves and reproduce.
Trails & Tales of Living Seashells features sea creatures
that make trails in the sand. Other segments include: the mouth action of a spiny urchin; the unusual
escape response of the nassa mud snail; and the complex spine movement of sand dollars.
The Secret Lives of Seashells Teacher's Guide gives background information for
educators and for use in the classroom. Adapatable for elementary students through entry-level college students,
it provides activities that may be modified for specific classes or grade levels. It includes twenty printable
photographs, and over seventy additional online resources.
Education Series Vol. 1 is a three-disc set that includes both videos and the teacher's guide.