Crab Soccer

Maryland is for Crabs

For Your Information

Crabs are not just well-known to being inhabitants to the Chesapeake Bay, but to many other places around the world. Crabs are decapods, meaning they have 10 limbs. They are also considered invertebrates because they have no backbone. They are omnivores, which means they feast off of animals and plants. Some things you may see them enjoy would be algae, worms, small fish, mussels, bacteria, fungi, and other crustaceans that are on the bottom of the ocean floor. One female crab can lay up to 8 million eggs in one year!


Although there are tons of eggs laid at one time, only 1% of them are predicted to survive to maturity. This is not due to the predators in the water that they face; it’s due over-harvesting by humans and the pollutants humans put into their waters. There is now legislation, put into law, to restrict humans from polluting the waters and capturing the crabs if they are smaller than 5 inches.


Directions

1. Students are split into the two teams, one team will be assigned to put on a pinny.


2. Both teams will start at their goal lines.


3. When the signal is given to start, students must move around the field on their hands and feet in a Crab walk position.


4. Students are only allowed to use their feet to move the ball, though they may use their hands to block the ball from hitting their head.

*30 sec. penalty box for the student who makes a hand violation.