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Crash Course: Biology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine an entire biology course in one collection of 40 videos! Based on the AP Biology curriculum, viewers learn about the things that make up living things and the processes that keep organisms alive. They also learn how to identify...
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Critter Curators

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Young scientists explore the dark, damp, and dirty world of earthworms in this hands-on life science unit. In order to gain a better understanding of these slimy critters, children first perform a series of investigations before finally...
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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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For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Can you feel that? Can you smell that? Since pupils can't ask worms about their sense of smell and touch, they design and complete an experiment to answer these questions. Using soil of their own, individuals expose nematodes to...
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Observing Earthworm Locomotion

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
One acre of land can contain more than a million earthworms. Scholars collect earthworms to observe their movements. Once placed on paper, the sound of movement often fascinates pupils. When placed on glass, the earthworm is unable to...
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Squirmin' Worms

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Wiggle your way through lab day! Young zoologists observe and infer the effects of different stimuli on earthworms during an engaging lab from the K20 series. Lab partners set up four different controlled environments, then record how...
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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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Complex Animals: Annelids and Arthropods

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce your class to the importance of segmentation in evolutionary history with a video that explain how segmentation permitted the development of complex animals. The narrator analyzes examples of annelids and arthropods in terms of...
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Exploring Animal Camouflage

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Uncover the hidden mysteries of the animal kingdom with an elementary science lesson plan on camouflage. After spending time outside investigating animals in their natural habitats, the class creates a terrarium in order to observe the...
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Invertebrate Diversity

For Students 6th - 12th
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...
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Soil Decomposers

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
The class studies the soil food web that includes earthworms and conduct four experiments using the crawly critters. Individuals determine whether earthworms are sensitive to light, touch, temperature, and acid.
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Earthworms in Soil

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students discover the importance of earthworms. In this earthworm lesson, students observe and discuss what they think earthworms are good for when in the soil. Students then listen to a book on earthworms and discuss the true importance...
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A Symphony of Decomposers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discover decomposition. In this environmental lesson, students explore different types of decomposers and their role within the ecosystem. Students also discover how waste interferes with the decomposition process.
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National Worm Survey

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students participate in the National Worm Survey. In this National Worm Survey lesson, students generate data on earthworms. Students submit their data to the online database Worm Watch.
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Earthworm Bridge

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders complete analysis experiments for decomposers and their adaptable traits. In this decomposers lesson plan, 4th graders test worm behavior to light, sound, warmth, touch, and moisture. Students work in groups to analyze the...
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Soil Decomposers

For Teachers K - 8th
Worms are the kings of the decomposers. A four-part lesson has learners experiment with the characteristics of earthworms and their sensitivities. They vary factors such as light, acidity, temperature, and touch of soil and observe the...
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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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Exotic Earthworms

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study earthworms and how the exotic species affect forest ecosystems and nutrient cycling.  In this ecosystems lesson students go into the field and take samples using a dichotomous key. 
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Worm Watching

For Teachers K - 1st
Students examine the role earthworms play in building soils. They discuss worms and what they do with soil, make predictions and draw pictures, and observe their worms in soil over a two week period.
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For Students K - 1st
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...
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Wiggly Worms

For Teachers K - 1st
Young scholars explore the purpose/role of earthworms. For this science/language arts lesson, students discuss how worms are beneficial to soil. Young scholars participate in an activity where they lie down and wiggle like a worm around...
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For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Investigate the wonders of worms, earthworms to be precise. This presentation is perfect prior to studying earthworms in class. It provides basic information about their habitat, life cycle, predators, and what they like to eat.
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Yucky Worm World

For Students 8th - 10th
In this earthworm worksheet, students use an on line site to answer questions about the structures and their functions of an earthworm. They also answer questions about planarians, leeches and tapeworms.
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Those Amazing Earthworms-The Worm's World

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students 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. Students participate in an experiment where they...