Go beyond a typical dissection and study a live earthworm as part of this lesson. First, students observe live earthworms move and respond to the environment. Then they dissect preserved earthworms with special emphasis on the muscles responsible for the movement observed earlier. Includes 15 comprehensive All About Earthworms! student booklets and an earthworm structures full-color overhead, diagram and worksheet.
Super Value Kit is complete for 15 student groups. All materials are reusable. Preserved and live earthworms are required and available separately.
Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Science & Engineering Practices
Asking questions and defining problems Developing and using models
Disciplinary Core Ideas
MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
Structure and function
MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.