Unit 5: Social Studies Connection

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Have you ever been beachcombing? To beachcomb is to walk along a beach and pick up things that came from the ocean. You might find seashells, starfish, sand dollars, coral, smooth stones, or pieces of wood.

When you beachcomb, it is important to be safe. Never pick up any pieces of metal or sharp glass. And don't pick up any living crabs. They might snap!

Word Wise

A sea animal that is shaped like a star.

sand dollar:
A sea animal with a flat body.
sand dollar

A hard object formed by tiny sea animals.

A sea animal with a hard outer body, 8 legs, and 2 claws.


How are all of the Word Wise words the same? In what ways are they different? Make a list of how they are the same and how they are different.

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Data Hunt

Beachcombing Quiz
Answer questions about what you might find on the beach in the Beachcombing Quiz.