All About Seashell By Emma O’cone 2MB
Facts About Seashells • A seashell is the exoskeleton of a Mollusk • A Mollusk is a soft bodied animal with an exoskeleton (shell) • Protection is the primarypurpose of a shell.
Did You Know…? • The reason it sounds like the ocean when you hold a seashell to your ear is that the sound waves that get inside are jumbled up by all kinds of sounds • The color and pattern of a shell depends on what the mollusk eats.
Did You Know….? • That Native Americans used beads made of clam shells as money that they called wampum? • that collecting seashells at the beach is called shelling? • That hermit crabs do not have a shell but use empty shells they find to live in and when they outgrow one shell they move out into another one.
Do You Eat Mollusks? • Clams • Oysters • Scallops[Snails • Mussels • MANY PEOPLE DO!
Or… • If you did then you had a great day! • The End