For a change of pace, you and your students may find the study of land snails a stimulating adventure. Strange as it may seem, many students find pet snails amazing and lovable. Snails provide excellent opportunities for observation, experimentation and other process studies as well as providing a wealth of content concerning an animal from one of the lower phyla. And, a snail's pace is an example of one of life's great virtues -- patience. How long is a snail's pace? Considering that a snail is one foot, or has one foot, the answer must be ..... Surely not, but finding the pace (i.e. speed of a snail) is an excellent problem with which to begin a study of snails.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1989 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Bollwinkel, Carl W.
"How Long Is a Snail's Pace?,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 26
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol26/iss1/5