Wednesday, April 22, 2015

All About Earthworms and a Giveaway

If you follow me on Instagram,  you know my firsties are studying earthworms.   
This is a directed drawing activity we did just for fun.  You can find the details here.

We always start our studies out with some research.  I created fact cards, printed them on orange card stock, and placed them around the room.  They clipped their research collecting sheet (printed front and back) on clipboards and began roaming the room to collect information.

After we get some background knowledge we jumped right into the good stuff.  Of course, we did a few experiments. 

This one is called "DoesTemperature Matter?"  We used ice and hand warmers to create the different temperatures.   A little gross, but fun!!   Also included in the packet is an experiment called "Does Moisture Matter?"

We used our gathered research to do several other activities. Here's a look at a few of them.

We even created a mini-book!

We ended the study by placing the earthworms in our school garden.  We made predictions and timed the worms to see how long it took them to burrow and disappear into the dirt.  I was surprised at how fast they work.

Another fun activity we completed was Saving Sam.  You can find out about it here.  

You can take a look at everything that is included in the All About Earthworms in the preview below or in my TPT store.  This unit is perfect for 2nd or 3rd graders.  I used it with my gifted and talented 1st graders and they loved it. 

Enter below for your chance to win your own copy.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

5 comments:

  1. I just read Marty McGuire Digs Worms to my 3rd graders so they've learned a little about earthworms! I wish I had seen the flash freebie!

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  2. I can't wait to follow you on bloglovin!

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  3. This pack looks so fun and engaging! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  4. The directed drawing picture is so cute! For some reason I can't see the other pictures.
    Deb
    Not very fancy in 1st

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    1. Deb, try using a different browser, maybe FireFox??

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