Stimulus and Response: Investigating Nerves Using Live Worms

Stimulus and Response: Investigating Nerves Using Live Worms
Stimulus and Response: Investigating Nerves Using Live Worms
Stimulus and Response: Investigating Nerves Using Live Worms
Stimulus and Response: Investigating Nerves Using Live Worms
Stimulus and Response: Investigating Nerves Using Live Worms
Stimulus and Response: Investigating Nerves Using Live Worms
Stimulus and Response: Investigating Nerves Using Live Worms
Stimulus and Response: Investigating Nerves Using Live Worms
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  1. From dissections to muscle fatigue to reflexes, this captivating collection will introduce you to the fascinating world of bones, muscles, and nerves. If you’ve always wondered why your vision rarely blurs, how we keep our balance, or how your bones compare to those of a bird, this book will help so
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Product Description

How can an animal without eyes or a nose respond to smells and light? What is the stimulus in this experiment and what is the response? In this activity students investigate using live worms and a variety of stimuli to see how they respond.

Questions Answered:

  • How do worms respond to chemical stimuli?
  • How do worms respond to light?
  • How do worms respond to darkness?

Topics Addressed:

  • Worms' nervous systems respond to stimuli
  • Worms respond to light stimuli
  • Worms respond to chemical stimuli

Materials Needed

live worms, moist soil, tray, vinegar, flashlight, cotton swabs, cardboard

Preparation Time

purchase or collect worms

Teaching Time

About 20–30 minutes, longer with included writing assignment

Other resources

Click here to see companion curricular pieces:

Bones, Muscles, & Nerves Collection

Answer Key

Yes! Plus extensive teacher notes address the many questions that come up. You shouldn’t have to do outside research on this topic unless you want to. Specific charts and graphic organizers have keys.

Target Audience

Middle School Students, Ages 11-14

Student Sheets

  • Scaffolded writing prompts & lab reporting
  • Diagrams for labeling

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Copyright © Carolyn Balch. All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.

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5 pages
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30 minutes
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