“Ask a Worm”

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Ms. Laura-Ann Hazen’s fifth grade class at Landing Elementary recently explored how earthworms play a critical role in decomposing dead material and releasing nutrients into the soil. The students participated in a two-part activity called Ask a Work which required students to closely observe earthworms and from those observations design a fair test investigation of earthworm behavior. Students then conducted a simple experiment with multiple trials to figure out if worms prefer dry or wet areas