Earth Worm Web Quest. Enter Here. Table of Contents. Introduction. Evaluation. Task Page. Conclusion. Process. Credits. Introduction. Welcome to the Earth Worm Web Quest! In this activity, you will be adequately preparing yourself for the dissection lab on the Earth Worm.
Welcome to the Earth Worm Web Quest! In this activity, you will be adequately preparing yourself for the dissection lab on the Earth Worm.
To Begin, select each of the buttons on this screen, starting with process, and read the directions.
Dissection Rules and Tools
On a separate piece of paper, copy down the following questions and answer them using the URLS listed on the next page.
Which kingdom of life does the Earth Worm belong to?
2. What are the general characteristics of the phylum Annelida?
3. Name at least 3 species that are found in the Annelida phylum.
4. How do worms demonstrate locomotion?
5. Explain the design of the circulatory system. Is it a closed or open looped system?
6. How are Earth Worms important to the ecosystem?
7. What is a cast?
8. Explain the role of water in an Earth Worms life.
9. In Earth Worm reproduction, what does the term hermaphrodite mean?
10. Write about 1 interesting fact you came across in your research.
Rules and Tools
List the safety equipment you should wear during the dissection?
In the event of an emergency, what should you do?
If you would cut your finger with the scalpel, what should you do next?
If someone in your lab is acting inappropriately with the lab equipment, what should you do?
You must email your Journal entries to me in order to receive credit for the Virtual Lab!
When prompted, enter your name, email address and fill in my email address. You DO need to fill in one for yourself. If you do not have one, type in mine twice.
Learn about the external and internal anatomy of an earthworm by virtually dissecting one.
Go to the above link and follow the directions.
Have you ever touched a worm? Experience how worms feel, look, and move.
Go to Lab table #1 with your worksheet and answer the questions for this section.
Worm Life Cycle
Lab table #3
Print out a copy of the rubric and turn it in with your completed work.
Now that you have completed the Earth Worm Web Quest, you are ready for the Earth Worm dissection lab.
Read over the lab manual in your Web Quest packets and see Ms.D to assign you into a lab group.
Working as a team, acquire the necessary materials and complete the dissection of the Earth Worm following the lab and safety directions.
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a. Body is divided into segments
b. Body is flat
c. Body has radial symmetry
d. Have true limbs
Earthworms and their families dig into the soil or live around water weeds
Blood vessels, the nephridium, the nerve cord, the gut, and the coelom are found inside an earthworm