Worm Habitats

We began our bug month with a lesson about all things wormy!!

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Although native to Europe, earthworms are found throughout North America and western Asia.

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Earthworms’ bodies are made up of ringlike segments called annuli.

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These segments are covered in setae, or small bristles, which the worm uses to move and burrow.

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Using realistic looking worms, brown playdoh, wood chips, and rocks, we created our very own worm habitats.

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Your little ones learned that earthworms are vital to soil health and to plants growing in it because they transport nutrients and minerals from below to the surface via their waste.

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They then watched a brief video about earthworms, read a book about them (with our flannel board), and then set out to construct their very own habitats!!

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