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CLIP 12883

How the shells of snails prepare them for different conditions

How the shells of snails prepare them for different conditions
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Key Info
  • How the shells of snails prepare them for different conditions
  • Duration: 03:02
  • Many of the molluscs in the sea develop shells to protect themselves from predators, on land those shells help keep the snail nice and moist. Snails love it when the ground is dark and wet. They look around with their eyes which are in their upper tentacles and the lower ones are used for smell. Their favourite food is succulent green leaves. This clip from Life in the Undergrowth was first published on Nature Video Collections: bbc.co.uk/nature/collections. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Living Things in their Environments: Adaptation

  • Keywords: snails, habitat, habitats, snail, environment, mini beasts, animals, timelapse, nature video collections
Ideas for use in class
  • Use this clip when studying animals in the local environment.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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