Three creative educators collaborated to produce this guide for classroom and home. Centered around a classrooom worm bin, this curriculum uses over 150 worm-related activities to develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills in children grades 4-8. Rich in content in "Wormformation" paragraphs integrates science, mathematics, language arts, biology, solid waste issues, ecology, and the environment in ways that draw children into the learning process. Three sections include "The World of Worms," "Worms at Work," and "Beyond the Bin." Includes 16 appendicies, resource materials, teacher's guidelines, bibliography, glossary, and index. User has permission to photocopy for use in the classrooom
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Mary Appelhof, prepared by master's degrees in biology and education, has spent the past 25 years working with earthworms to develop a system for using redworms to process organic waste.
Mary Frances Fenton Professor Emeritus, Western Michigan University spent over 30 years as a media specialist and graphics consultant.
Dr. Barbara Harris, Western Michigan University, trains teachers in the field of special education and has written children's activity books for both the gifted and for children with learning disabilities. She teaches graduate and undergraduate course in assessment and curriculum.
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