Brace yourself...this post involves something wiggly and sort of slimy...but you must put your squeamishness aside for the sake of science.
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to investigate some of the earth's BFF's. That's right. WORMS!
Earlier I posted about some great worm books. You can read about them here.
Today we're going live. I'm talkin' creepy-crawly-slimy-the-wigglier-the-better-live!
Nestled between cries of that's gross and a collective chorus of ewwws is some of the BEST learning. You know I'm right even if you freshly manicured self wants to deny it. So let's dig in.
To build background knowledge and find some great info on the anatomy of a worm check out this link. The kids will get to know Squirmin' Herman from head to toe!
Now you are ready to grab a bucket of worms and start investigating.
I put together an investigation guide for the kids to fill in as they work. Click the pic to check it out.
Now you are ready to measure,
make obstacle courses,
and scientific observations!