- there over 3,000 different species of worms
- worms do not need light to see as they have no eyes, but they do sense light and dive to cover
- worms are very helpful to plants
- worms do not just move in one direction, they use their setae and longitudinal muscles to move in any direction
- worms don't have any ears, but are affected by vibrations
This week students will be learning all about earthworms and how they survive in their environment. On Tuesday, we will build an earthworm habitat as a class to observe over the next couple of weeks. Although we will be using worm viewers for their habitats, below is an example of how it will be built. With the worm viewers, students will be able to view the tunnels made from the earthworms and they make their way through the soil.
Here are just a few things students will be learning about earthworms:
We will continue our unit on life cycles after STAAR testing. We will focus on earthworms! Students will be able to create an earthworm habitat and make observations of how it survives in its environment.