Science & Nature
Science Investigators: Get to Know Your Earthworm
Find out how your worm sees, smells, moves, eats, and more!
Jodi Wheeler-Toppen, Ph.D.
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Bring an earthworm (information on finding one will be available after registration) and join us as we observe our worms and figure out how they see, smell, move, eat, and more! Students will do a series of 7 hands-on activities with their worms to learn more about them. We'll even use a special "x-ray vision" trick to peek inside at their organs (don't worry; it won't hurt them!). After each activity, we will discuss how these traits help your worm survive in its environment. At the end of...
Students will learn how perfectly their earthworms are adapted to their environments and lifestyles.
1 file available upon enrollmentAn earthworm (information on finding one will be available after course registration) Paper towel Flashlight one sheet of paper (scratch paper is fine) Clear plastic bag such as a sandwich bag Cotton swab Rubbing alcohol OR hand sanitizer OR vanilla extract Plastic single serve bottle (for water or soda) and scissors OR wide-mouth glass jar (e.g., spaghetti sauce jar) Aluminum foil or black construction paper Access to water and dirt (yard dirt is fine)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Jodi Wheeler-Toppen, Ph.D.Science Educator and Writer
4 total reviews
5 completed classes
I am a science teacher, staff development provider, and writer. I hold a Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Georgia, with a research focus on integrating literacy and science instruction. My 20-ish books include Dog Science...