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Invertebrates

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Introduce young zoologists to invertebrates with a video collection from Nature League, hosted by Britt Garner. The narrator identifies the major characteristics of invertebrates alongside their positions on the phylogenetic tree....
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Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The 10 inquiry-based lessons in this collection, developed for NOAA Voyages of Discovery and the Ocean Explorer WebSite, give young oceanographers experience using scientific data and modeling scientific work and thinking. Beginning with...
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Worm Your Way Out of This

For Teachers 3rd Standards
How can you provide healthy soil for your garden? Study worms, bacteria, and other microorganisms in a lesson about decomposition and organic compost. After discussing what you know about worms and watching a video, watch what worms do...
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Worm Farm

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
It is not a barrel of monkeys—it's a jar of worms! Scholars create a worm farm in a spaghetti sauce jar. Pupils layer moist soil, sand, and oatmeal to create a habitat for worms. Individuals place worms into the habitat, cover it with...
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Build a Worm Castle

For Teachers 1st Standards
Primary learners create a worm habitat, locate and add worms to their jar, and then observe these wiggly wonders as they work their way through through the soil.
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These Carnivorous Worms Catch Bugs by Mimicking the Night Sky

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wanted to lay inside a cave and look up at thousands of stars twinkling? Caves in New Zealand have glow worms that mimic the night sky in order to confuse their prey. This allows the worms to trap their prey and eat them...
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Red Worms Rock!

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders measure red worms. For this lesson, 2nd graders observe and collect data on red worms. Students measure the red worms and create a graph with the data they collect.
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A Design You’ll Dig: Designing a Habitat for Worms

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers discover how worms contribute to the balance of the environment. In this composting instructional activity, students study the composting and decomposition processes. Middle schoolers then create habitats for worms that...
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Word Worms: Spelling Or Vocab Game

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the meaning of different types of vocabulary words. They sort words into different groups and play a game while creating graphic organizers of plants with roots and worms. Students work...
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Have a Worm Party! & Worm Facts: Food, Home, Help

For Teachers K Standards
Here's an activity that will worm its way into the hearts of your class members. Young scientists investigate the habitat, diet, and value of the wonderfully, wiggly lumbricus terrestris.
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Sponges, Cnidarians and Worms Concept Map

For Students 6th - 9th
In this sponges, cnidarians and worms worksheet, students complete a concept map on simple invertebrates. They fill in 11 blanks with the correct answers from the list.
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Unlikely Diary keepers Using Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Put your class in the shoes of someone - or something - else with this lesson plan, which encourages writers to keep a diary from the perspective of a living creature or an abstraction. Use Doreen Cronin's Diary of a Worm and the Six...
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Annelids: The Segmented Worms

For Students 9th - 12th
Here's a lesson that just might make your class squirm! Learn about segmented worms in a detailed PowerPoint presentation including the wriggly earthworms young scientists dig up in their backyards. Although seemingly simple creatures,...
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How Worms Turn Garbage into Compost

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Worm feces is gold to gardeners and farmers. Earthworms have a special enzyme that allows them to break down the cellulose found in plant materials. An episode of a longer science playlist explores this process, which creates...
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Shape Shifters in the Math Garden

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Combines mathematical measurement with gardening skills. Third graders hunt for worms in the garden and try to find the longest one. They also measure and weigh vegetables that they harvest from the garden, measure rainfall amounts, and...
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A Science Trail: Worms

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore worms in multiple ways. In this lesson on worms, 3rd graders search for worms in their natural environment, record data on worms, and dissect worms.
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Wiggley Worms

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students investigate how worms affect plant growth.  In this biology instructional activity, students construct a worm ecosystem in a plastic 2 liter bottle and plant a seed in the soil.  They later compare the ecosystems with worms to...
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Can Worms See?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss the previously created worm compost and the importance of living creatures to the Environment.  In this worm lesson, 2nd graders observe worms and record their sensitivity to light. Students design a petri dish...
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Squiggly, Wiggly Worms

For Teachers K
Students, who are in early elementary grades, pair with fifth grade students to study worms. They observe worms in experiments, create research questions, and complete the research using Internet sites. They participate in a "Worm...
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Wiggle Worms

For Teachers 1st
First graders investigate worms, collect and analyze data. In this worm and data lesson, 1st graders listen to Chick and Duckling from the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill reading series. They conduct experiments with worms, collect simple data,...
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Making a Mini Worm Habitat

For Teachers 3rd
Students explore the process of converting organic waste into usable fertilizer. They observe how living and nonliving things interact with one another by making a mini-worm habitat.
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Worms! Nature's Recyclers

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore the process of composting. In this composting instructional activity, 3rd graders read the book Wonderful Worms, and create composters.
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Let's Build a Worm Bin!

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Kids get the dirt on worms by building a vermicomposter and observing, over time, the changes red worms make in the soil in the bin.
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Worm Reggae

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Is your class learning about different musical genres? The talented worms in this video sing a catchy reggae song. Everyone will definitely want to dance along with these wiggly worms!

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