Things get a bit wormy around here

Today’s lesson on invertebrates got a little slimy. Our 3rd graders received their first in-class introduction to invertebrates (animals without backbones) by handling them. “Worm Work” the textbook declared was to be the lesson of the day. Putting our young scientist minds to the test, students built worm habitats using moist paper towel, four-inch pans, and dark construction paper to cover half of the “home”. Using a flashlight to carefully light up only half of the habitat, students were then asked to observe which side of the “worm home” the worm would prefer, the light side or the dark side. Predictions were written, observations were made and now a summary of the whole adventure as homework is due tomorrow. What a day!

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