Author: Mary Appelhof, Mary Frances Fenton and Barbara Loss Harris
Publisher: Flower Press, 1993
Soft Cover, 8.25"x 11", 214 pages
This is a curriculum for home, school, and outdoor centers which brings the fascinating subject, earthworms, to the educational setting in an exciting and informative manner. It emphasizes worms -- habitat, needs, physical description, and relationship to other living things -- without harming them. It brings new ideas, knowledge, and learning about solid waste issues to grades 4-8 and above. The book integrates earthworm activities with soil science, plant growth studies and ecological issues. Activities in science, mathematics, language arts, and creativity challenge learners to succeed. Learning processes include scientific methods, observing, recording data, measurements, problem-solving, humor and comprehension.