Everything in our world has a bit of science in it, so the more we know about science the better we understand what's around us. Since we are exploring nature, we thought what better to learn about then a very important creature around us every day: The Earthworm!
Yeah we know what an earthworm looks like, but what would it be like to actually get to see these guys up close and personal? We all anticipated what we were about to see!
At first, these worms looked pretty normal, just crawling around in the dirt. Once we started to look a little closer with our lab equipment, we saw a whole other world.
Some of us got really familiar with these decomposer creatures. And now we know what a decomposer is, its an animal or plant that breaks down stuff in the ground to give back nutrients to the soil!
It was really neat holding the worms, and counting the rings on their bodies, and seeing which ones were the longest.
The worms would crawl into the light of the flashlight, they were going towards the heat it made!
These guys have a very interesting life getting to crawl and explore all around are gardens and playgrounds making the soil full of things that the flowers, plants, and trees love and need to grow. Thanks Earthworms, you make our world even more beautiful!