Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment

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Flower Press, 1993 - Nature - 214 pages
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WORMS EAT OUR GARBAGE integrates earthworms with ecology, composting, natural resources, soil science, conservation, the environment, recycling, & biology in a curriculum guide & workbook designed for grades 4-8. Over 150 activities use the world of worms to help students develop science, language, math, problem-solving, & critical-thinking skills. Whether the book is used at home, in a classroom, outdoor education center, nature center or master composting program, users will find themselves drawn in & captivated by the diversity & scope of information presented. Dr. Dan Dindal, Distinguished Professor of Soil Ecology at SUNY in Syracuse, says in the preface, "Even though this book was prepared as a teaching aid for elementary & middle school grades, its potential use extends far beyond. Anyone who is fascinated & wishes to learn more about earthworms, as well as those whose active quest is to be an exciting & creative educator, will be served well by this book." Barbara Hannaford, teacher of 6-8 grade math & science, says, "The format is appealing to both teachers & students & the content is fantastic." Teacher's guide, 400 illustrations, resources, bibliography, 16 appendices, glossary, & index. See also WORMS EAT MY GARBAGE for how to set up & maintain worm composting systems. To order: Flower Press 616-327-0108.

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Contents

The World of Worms
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The Worms Body Quiz
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Worm Parts
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Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Mary Appelhof is recognized as an international authority and lecturer on small-scale vermicomposting. As owner of Flowerfield Enterprises and Flower Press, she has dedicated the past 20 years to research, development, and marketing of products related to the earthworm such as the Worm-a-way worm bin for which she holds both Canadian and USA patents. Mary has won many honors. She received a national Science Foundation grant, was an invited speaker at the Global Assembly of Women and the Environment, and received special merit recognition as one of Renew America's Environmental Success Stories. Mary also coordinated the international research conference, Workshop on the Role of Earthworms in the Stablization of Organic Residues and compiled its preceedings. An award-winning photographer, she holds master's degrees in education and biological sciences and taught high school biology.

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