Study the lives of snails by using Snail World to make a home for these little creatures. Although slow, snails have the ability to go up a slope at any angle, rest while hanging upside down and even climb incredibly thin stems! Be entertained by their amazing, acrobatic talents of climbing up the walls and even across the roof!
Snail World can house either land or water snails so pick your favourite and have fun! To use, simply collect some soil or pond water (depending on the type of snails you are collecting) and place the gravel (included) and soil in the clear, sturdy plastic bottle that is provided. The colourful six page instruction guide, complete with diagrams, provides information about collecting snails, what they eat and how to care for them. If you collect translucent snail eggs, you can watch as they move and develop before they hatch!
The clear plastic bottle allows you to watch as the snails defy gravity by moving up the walls and across the roof. The pipette allows for easy cleaning of the water if you have chosen water snails. Remember to look after them properly or release them back into the wild!
Snail World includes:
- Snail World bottle
- Screw top lid and perforated insert
- Stabilizing base moulding
- Special straws
- Bag of gravel
- Backdrop sticker
- 6 page colour instructions
Snails, soil, water and food are not included.
Recommended for ages six and over. Adult supervision is required. Not suitable for children aged three years and under.
Bottle size: 135 x 155 x 55mm
Packaging size: 215 x 170 x 70mm
Snail World also makes a great classroom teaching resource. This product can be used in classroom activities that align with the Australian Curriculum.
Foundation - ACSSU002
Living things have basic needs, including food and water
Year 1 - ACSSU017
Living things have a variety of external features
Year 1 - ACSSU211
Living things live in different places where their needs are met
Year 2 - ACSSU030
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves
Year 3 - ACSSU044
Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things
Year 4 - ACSSU072
Living things have life cycles
Year 4 - ACSSU073
Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive
Year 6 - ACSSU094
The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment
Year 7 - ACSSU112
Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs