Worms Out of This World!

by: Allison Blackwell

Many people think of earthworms as small, slimy creatures that belong in the garden. To teachers, however, earthworms are delicate animals that can help young students develop important science-process skills such as observation and data collection. This article describes the authors’ three-day classroom exploration, Worms Out of This World, a unit in which second-grade students observed live earthworms and recorded their observations in a learning log. Along the way, students sharpened their observation skills and were motivated to learn science.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2008Stock # sc08_046_02_33Volume 046Issue 02

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