Lesson Plans

Worm Weather Predicted
Mary Ellen Krisko
Worland Middle School
Worland, Wyominga

This life science activity investigates the behavior of earthworms. Students recognize that an organismís behavior is a response to an environment stimulus and that an organismís behavior evolves through adaptation to its environment. In a cooperative-learning laboratory setting, students measure the physical activity of earthworms using a motion sensor under various controlled temperatures to simulate seasonal differences in the environment. After collecting and analyzing the data, students predict the most suitable temperature for earthworms, then test their predictions in the wormís natural habitat.

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      Life Science
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