Segmented worm Teacher Resources
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Comparative anatomy prevails in the lesson exploring diversity among invertebrates. Biologists examine physical characteristics of an earthworm from phylum annelida and a meal worm from phylum insecta. They also inspect a cricket and a crayfish, both arthropods, but from different classes.
6th - 12th Science
Observing Mealworms & Earthworms
Fifth graders build worm habitats and observe the activities of mealworms and earthworms. They experiment to show how the worms react to changes in light, temperature, touch, moisture, food, etc. They even watch as some of the mealworms change into beetles.
Designed for very young learners, this worksheet has a short paragraph with basic facts about earthworms, a maze activity, and four true/false questions about earthworms. One thing I learned from this resource is that there are approximately 2,700 different kinds of earthworms in the world!
K - 1st English Language Arts
What Would Happen?
Nothing says classroom fun like an invertebrate and a magnifying glass! Snails, earthworms, and roly-poly bugs become the center of attention as pint-sized investigators hone their inquiry and observation skills. They are guided through the inquiry process with a series of "What if?
Pre-K - 1st Science CCSS: Adaptable
Meeting an Earthworm
Students inspect the anatomy of earthworms. In this earthworm lesson, students participate in a hands-on experiment as they analyze the structure of earthworms. Students demonstrate mastery through differentiated products. Lesson references a worksheet not available in this resource.
4th - 6th Science
Identifying an Earthworm
Learners navigate the Internet to learn to identify Earthworms. For this taxonomy lesson, students explore species of earthworms finding their characteristics and using photographs to identify the species. Learners research information to enable them to catch and classify earthworms.
4th - 5th Science
Inquiry: You are an earthworm
Sixth graders work in groups to create questions an earthworm might ask about its life. In this earthworm lesson plan, 6th graders examine earthworms and their function as soil conservationists. Students become familiar with the scientists that study earthworms.
Those Amazing Earthworms-The Worm's World
Learners investigate the importance of the earthworm to our world. In this earthworm lesson, students gain information about the important role earthworms play to keeping our soil healthy. Learners participate in an experiment where they put earthworms, soil and food items in a jar to see what they worms do with the food item.
6th - 8th Science
Explore the wonderful world of earthworms as your class learns about the requirements of animal life. After building soda bottle terrariums, students observe worms over the course of a couple weeks, building an understanding that all animals need food and water to survive.
K - 3rd Science
The Animals Kingdom
Students are introduced to the classification system of animals. In groups, they set up an aquarium in which they must maintain throughout the year. They also observe earthworms and how they react to various stimuli and research the characteristics of arthropods.
5th - 7th English Language Arts
Introduce Vocabulary: An Earthworm's Life (Himmelman)
Explore some tier-two vocabulary using John Himmelman's informational text An Earthworm's Life. Recommended words for this slimy text are: bulge, burrow, journey, soil, and underground. After introducing these words, help kids utilize context clues by asking them to raise their hands when they hear one come up.
K - 3rd English Language Arts