A Life Science Project for Wormologists
The Worm World unit was designed for 2nd grade, but usable at many levels.
#SciencingAndEngineering Project Resources
- Teacher Talk with 2nd grade teacher Ms. Maddie Schepper and Robot General Sherrie Dennis – Coming soon!
- Unit Plan (detailed lesson description with links to all resources) – more detailed unit plan coming soon!
- STEMAZing Kit – Materials and Resources List (with links to vendors)
Arizona Science Standards:
2.L2U1.9 (NGSS-P: K-LS1-1) Obtain, analyze, and communicate evidence that organisms need a source of energy, air, water, and certain temperature conditions to survive.
2.L2U1.10 (NGSS-NC) Develop a model representing how life on Earth depends on energy from the Sun and energy from other organisms.
Worm World Science Notebook v3 (found below in PDF form) uses the #STEMAZingPictureBooks Yucky Worms by Vivian French (illustrated by Jessica Ahlberg) and This is a Book to Read with a Worm by Jodi Wheeler-Toppen (illustrated by Margaret McCartney). Minimally, you will want a copy of each book for the teacher.
There are two editions of the Worm World Science Notebook, one that only has students doing two experiments – one on bedding preference of red wigglers and one on food preference. The other Worm World Science Notebook has space for students to complete a third choice experiment.
Worm World Science Journal in Word for teacher tailoring (3 experiment version).
Worm World Science Journal v3 – two experiments – bedding and food
Worm World Science Journal v3 – three experiments – bedding, food, and choice
STEMAZing Kit – Materials and Resources List