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This lab activity allows students to investigate the behavior of earthworms and their responses to different stimuli.
It includes two copies--one is a mostly completed lab report in which students fill in blank areas; the other is a more open-ended form for students to complete more of the report on their own. This allows for you to choose how much you would like students to practice writing in the lab report format and creating their own reports. The first, more structured is perfect for students with special needs while the second may be more appropriate for those who need an extra challenge. They could even type their reports on a Google document using the outline as a guide. Choose what best fits your classroom and enjoy the experiment!
earthworm • 1 dissecting pan • Celery leaves • 1 cotton swab • 1 toothpick • 1 damp paper towel • beaker (or cup) • Water • Vinegar
This activity aligns to MS-LS1-8.
Key Vocabulary and Related Topics: animal behavior, stimulus, stimuli, response, reaction, decomposer, nervous system, innate, learned