Students explore and deepen their understanding of many aspects of the "sandy shore," from grains of sand to animals to complex biological and ecological interactions. Activities include: Beach Bucket Scavenger Hunt, Sand on Stage, The Sights that Sand has Seen, Build a Sandy Beach, and Oil on the Beach. Reproducible masters depicting many animals and plants are provided. On Sandy Shores is designed to be used with no modification in culturally diverse classrooms with large numbers of English language learners. The unit fosters respect for the environment and all living things, encouraging a sense of personal and social responsibility.