Amazing Earthworms Grades 2-3 - Science Experiments and Cross Curricular Worksheets

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  • Author : Solski, Ruth

This science literacy based unit contains 6 science experiments and over 30 cross curricular activities. A seven page student booklet complete this unit and can be used as a whole class or small group assessment. Students will study the earthworm's physical features and how they function, it's home and how some of its habits help our environment.

 The activities focus on the following learning objectives:

  1. To make students familiar with the physical features of an earthworm and its functions, its home, and its habits.
  2. To make students more aware of the importance of earthworms and how they help our environment.
  3. To provide students with the opportunity to participate in scientific experiments pertaining to earthworms

 Science Experiment Topics:

 Worm Watching

  1. Earthworm Movements on Different Surfaces
  2. Making an Earthworm Home
  3. An Earthworm’s Physical Appearance
  4. An Earthworm’s Reactions to Light and Darkness
  5. An Earthworm’s Reactions to Damp and Dry Areas

 For the Teacher:

  • Teacher Assessment Rubric
  • Student Self-Assessment Rubric
  • Teacher Notes: All About This Book
  • Teacher Input Suggestions
  • Teacher Information on Earthworms
  • Worm Vocabulary
  • Glossary of Earthworm Terms
  • Science Experiments on Earthworms (teacher directed with worksheets)
  • Teacher Notes: 7 page Reproducible Student Booklet to be completed with the whole class or small groups.

 Activities cover these skills and topics:

 Teacher Notes: Phonic Worksheets

  1. Initial Consonant “Ww”
  2. The “Squ” Blend
  3. Review of Two Letter Blends
  4. Classifying the Digraphs “Sh, Ch, Wh, Th”
  5. The “Str” Blend
  6. Long and Short Vowel Sounds

 Teacher Notes: Vocabulary Worksheets

  1. Compound Words
  2. Rhyming Words
  3. Antonyms
  4. Homophones
  5. Synonyms
  6. Vocabulary Recognition – Word Search
  7. Word Meanings – Crossword Puzzle
  8. Syllabication
  9. Alphabetical Order

 Teacher Notes: Brainstorming Worksheets

  1. Animals That Make Holes
  2. Things That are Shaped Like a Cylinder
  3. Things that Wiggle
  4. Nocturnal Creatures

 Teacher Notes: Reading Stories and Worksheets

  1. Father Robin Goes Hunting
  2. Gone Fishing!
  3. An Earthworm’s Adventure
  4. The Three Little Earthworms
  5. Mystery in the Library

 Teacher Notes: Creative Writing Worksheets

  1. Choose a Title
  2. Wormy Wishes
  3. Can you Tell a Story
  4. Worm Recipe

 Teacher Notes: Research Worksheets

  1. Making a Poster
  2. An Earthworm’s Neighbors
  3. Worm Trivia
  4. The Earthworm’s Enemies
  5. Kinds of Worms

 Teacher Notes: Math Worksheets

  1. Addition Facts
  2. Subtraction Facts
  3. Measurement
  4. Counting Patterns
  5. Problem Solving


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