Worms

Nature

Level: 1

Requirements

  • What is a worm?
  • Where do worms live?
  • What do worms eat?
  • What kingdom are worms found in?
  • Name the three major phyla (the next largest category of classification) that contain worms, and describe them.
  • What do “free living” and “parasitic” mean?
  • Which phyla, mentioned in question 5, are free living or parasitic?
  • Answer the following questions about earthworms.
    • Where do they live?
    • What do they eat?
    • How are they helpful to humans?
    • How short and how long do they get?
    • How many are there in one square meter of soil?
    • How many species are there?
    • What is the clitelum?
  • Find an earthworm outside and do the following:
    • Be able to distinguish the following parts: Head end, Tail end, and clitelum.
    • Observe and describe how it moves.
    • How long does it take your worm to move one foot?
    • Race your earthworms!
  • Answer the following questions about leeches.
    • Where do they live?
    • What do they eat?
    • How are they harmful to humans?
    • How are they useful to humans?
  • Find a verse in the Bible where worms are mentioned and demonstrate the story (through music, poem, or drama)


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