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Animals Earth

Worms

Activities 

  1. Grab an adult and find a space where you can dig! It’s time to go worm hunting! Gardens, flower beds, compost piles, and under downspouts are great places to look without digging up grass. Be gentle, but you can handle them and see how they move and feel. Make sure to put them back in the dirt when you are done! 
  2. Take a magnifying glass with you on your worm hunt. Does the worm look different under magnification? Can you see how it crawls or tell which end is the front and which is the back? 
  3. Ask an adult if you can make worms and dirt for dessert! It sounds gross but it’s really chocolate pudding, cookie crumbs, and gummy worms! The gummy worms go in the chocolate pudding and you sprinkle the cookie crumbs on top. Yum! 

There could be over a million earthworms under the ground in a space the size of a Little League baseball field! But are earthworms good for the Earth? How do they get around with no arms or legs? And can a worm bite you?

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