Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment
Flower Press, Apr 1, 1993 - Education - 232 pages
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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1993 Dower Press adult animals answer the questions Answers-1 average baby worms bacteria bedding Bonus Activity burrow circular muscles classroom clitellum cocoons color common name compost pile container decompose Directions Read earthworm EAT OUR GARBAGE environment food waste GARBAGE Copyright Garbage Garden garbage per day garbage per week Grandmother Hint Ib garbage Ideas inches insect kinds of worms landfill layer length live look Lumbricus Lumbricus rubellus Lumbricus terrestris manure Materials Melissa mineral moist moisture newspaper nightcrawler number of worms nutrients oatmeal Observation Chart organic matter oxygen paper plants plastic pounds Press Comprehension Name produced Rachel Carson Read the Wormformation recycling redworms Sandy Loam Sara Scientific name scientists seeds segments setae soil profile soil type sow bug spaces species story surface temperature Tiny Roots vermicompost word worm bins worm castings worm move Worm Observation Chamber worm population Wormf ormation Wormformation Directions WORMS EAT Write