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Horseshoe Crabs 101 Science Dominoes activity

2013. Kreamer, Gary. Delaware Aquatic Resources Education Center (adapted from: www.learningwheels.com/lifesciencedominoesgrades3-up.aspx)

This activity offers an engaging approach to assessing what students learned from viewing the Horseshoe Crabs 101 slide show (available in PowerPoint section of the Toolbox). Working in teams, students are challenged to see who can be the first to correctly line up answers and clues to a set of 15 HSC domino game cards, so that all are in the correct sequence (matching clues to the appropriate HSC-related terms). Blank cards are also provided to enable teachers to create alternative sets of clue cards for other topic and grade/age level assessments.

Eyes on the Prize: Horseshoe Crabs, Ommatidia and the Nobel Prize!

2012. Kreamer, Sharon W.  The Tatnall School, Wilmington, DE, USA. 15 pp.

This activity directs students in an internet-based information gathering activity aimed at helping them learn various details regarding the location, structure and function of each of the horseshoe crab’s (HSC’s) ten “eyes”. Students will add the information they gather to a diagram of a HSC, identifying the location of each type of eye.