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Observing Earthworms

edited by: William C. Ritz and William Straits

This activity is about observing the body and behavior of earthworms. After a rainy day, go on a “worm hunt.” Give each child a plastic cup and spoon and encourage children to dig and search for worms in grassy and dirt areas. Ask the children to share what they like about earthworms and write and display their responses. A materials list, internet resources, standards, and safety practices are provided. This book selection also includes the Table of Contents, Preface, About the Editors, Introduction, Simple Graphing for Young Children, Science Teaching Boards and Boxes, Basic Materials List, and Index.


Elementary School

Grade Levels

Early Childhood


Life Science Pre-K Science and Engineering Practices


Type Book ChapterPub Date 5/8/2019Pages 49Stock # PB208E2_4C

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