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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Digging Up Details on Worms: Using the Language of Science in an Inquiry Study
|Grades||K – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Materials to create a worm habitat, including worms
- Inquiry notebooks
Grades 3 – 6 | Student Interactive | Inquiry & Analysis
Supporting inquiry-based research projects, the Animal Inquiry interactive invites elementary students to explore animal facts and habitats using writing prompts to guide and record their findings.
- Animal Inquiry Words
- Adventures in Nonfiction: A Guided Inquiry Journey
- Come Live with Me
- Worm Composting Basics
- Night Crawlers in the Classroom
- The Adventures of Herman the Worm
- Wonderful Worms: Did You Know?
- Worm World
- Acquire desired books from the booklist, and additional texts on worms.
- Provide each student with an inquiry notebook, a notebook where students can record their observations and reflections throughout the project and across all content areas.
- Gather materials for a worm habitat.
- Prepare materials for the Science Center Activities and Math Center Activities, if desired.
- Test the Animal Inquiry Interactive and Animal Inquiry Words Interactive on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.