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How do snails climb walls?
Snails glide on a smooth and sticky mucus which they produce naturally. Presenter Dr Yan shows that slime can be a thing of beauty and allows slugs and snails to climb walls. Dr Yan makes a similar liquid from a mixture of water and cornflour. Published as part of the Bang Goes the Theory website: bbc.co.uk/bang/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
Use as a stimulus for pupils' own research into snails. Pupils could use a range of research materials to present their own information on snails as part of an Animals topic. Food webs, adaptation and interdependence, and habitats could form part of the research.
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