Worms Ate My Garbage

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We studied earth worms last Tuesday.  First we pulled out rulers and looked at all the numbers and what they mean.  Next, we pulled out worms and put our measuring skills to work.  We learned how hard it is to measure earth worms when they are on the move because 1 inch can easily turn into 3 inches right before your eyes.

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Measuring a moving worm is challenging!

 

We read a super cute story about the important things worms can do called Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin.

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We talked about what earth worms eat and then made this fun suncatcher craft with tissue paper fruit and colored sand to represent the “castings” that we all love in our garden:

 

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About Joy O' Nature

I am a naturalist on the education staff here at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. I earned a B.S. in Terrestrial Ecology with a minor in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont. I recently received my MPH in Environmental Health from the University of Arizona. I have been a classroom science and environmental educator; instructing all ages from preschool to college, for most of my educated life.

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