Who Am I?

Identify these Crustaceans:

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I'm often seen in dips and scampi dishes.
I'm also a favorite food of bottom fishes.
A lobster looks a lot like me
When it's still a baby floating free.

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I'm orange below and green above.
My shell fits me like a glove.
I have a long tail and two strong claws.
But you'd never have to worry about my puny jaws.

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My shell is round and green. 
Hiding in seaweed is my scene. 
I can protect myself with claws raised high,
But I'd rather just sit in a tidepool 'till you pass by

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I glue my shell to rocks and stuff.
Try to pull me off if you think you're tough.
But beware, a mighty heave-ho
Might pull me out of my volcano!

(To see if you've guessed correctly, rollover the question mark.)

Other possible student activities:

  • Discuss what characteristics crustaceans have in common (such as: exoskeleton, must molt to grow, jointed appendages, etc.)
  • Have students make up their own Who Am I? stories or poems.