Lesson Plan to go along with The Yuckiest Site on the Internet
by Liz LaRosa
to introduce students to the different types of worms
to do role playing
to reinforce vocabulary
Show film or pictures of the different worm types: Flatworms (Platyhelminthes), Roundworms (Nematoda), Segmented Worms(Annelids).
Take notes on different worm types in notebook
Print and photocopy a class set of the interviews: Paulette the Planarian, Tommi the Tapeworm, Larry the Leech, Eddie the Earthworm.
Select students to read the character parts in front of class.
Paulette the Planarian:
How does the planaria take in food?
What are enzymes?
What is regeneration?
Where can you find Planaria?
Tommi the Tapeworm:
What is a parasite?
What is a host?
Where do you find a beef tapeworm?
How big can they get?
Larry the Leech:
What do Leeches feed on?
How do they attach to their host?
Why are they used for medicinal purposes?
Why doesn't the blood clot?
How are leeches related to earthworms?
Eddie the Earthworm.
What is mucous?
What do worms for the soil?
What is a casting?
How is a Night Crawler different than an Earthworm?