Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski shares some basic information about earthworms and their beneficial contributions to the plant and animal kingdoms. In addition, there is video footage of recent hands-on science classes conducted with preschoolers as they explore ecology and earthworm science concepts. Early childhood students made comparisons and contrasts between synthetic and real earthworms characteristics, measured earthworms, observed what surface preferences earthworms have, made models of earthworms, drew earthworms, painted with fishing worms. These same type of explorations can be conducted for elementary through secondary level students with minor modifications, and extending the content complexity. Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski conducts teacher training workshops where teachers explore life and environmental science concepts via hands-on, inquiry-based explorations. For more information about Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski teacher training workshops and hands-on science programs for students check out her website at: http://www.drdianateachertraining.com
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