Our Earthworm Habitats and a Freebie

Just as fishing season began in the state of Maine, we found ourselves reading Wonderful Worms by Linda Glaser and Loretta Krupinski.  We used the text to find specific facts which helped to answer some of the questions we had about worms.  I posted about that here.

Next, after reviewing what a habitat is, and what a worm habitat should contain, we built a worm habitat so that we could observe worms throughout the week.  See Worm Watch to find out how to build a worm habitat.  Just click on the Worm Watch logo below.

We also have an identical habitat without worms in it.  We will observe and compare the two habitats next week.  What will the worms do in their habitat?  Will they change it?  If so, how will they change it?

Just like scientists, we will write about our daily observations in our Earthworm Observation Booklets.  If you'd like a copy of the Boooklet, just click on the picture below to download.  You'll have to photo copy five of the observation pages to the cover page to make a booklet. (Please let me know if you have a problem with the download.)  I hope to add cute wormy graphics to the booklet in the future.

After building the habitat, we ate gummy worms!  

Yummy, Gummy, WORMS!

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  1. That looks like a fun way to study worms, and of course, scientists do get hungry too!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Awesome! I have a worm freebie, too...love yours! Great minds, right?? =)
    First Grade Blue SKies

  3. Awesome! I think I'll do it right after April break. Thanks.

    First in Maine

  4. My class just used gummy worms for an experiment. I've never had earthworms in class, but now you've got me thinking! :)

    Thanks for the idea and stopping by my blog,

    Oh First Grade Friends



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