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Make a Snake String & Snake Survey


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    Florida Museum of Natural History

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Make a Snake String & Snake Survey

In this activity, learners will construct a measuring device (snake "string") to improve their observation skills. The snake "string" is used to check estimated lengths of pretend snakes like toys, ropes, or belts. Includes step by step instructions, chart, a "What's Going On" section relating the activity to the natural world and suggested resorces for extension activity. Can be used as game or competition.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Ruler
  • Roll of light colored ribbon
  • Crayons or markers
  • 5 or more snake shaped objects (belts, yarn, shoelaces, hoses, or toy snakes)
  • Pencil
  • Chart on pg. 2

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Games
  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Florida Museum of Natural History, ©2021

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