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Vermilion Parish Schools (Louisiana)

4 2 Explore

4 2 Explore - Worms

42eXplore - thematic pathfinders for all ages
"Squirmin' Herman the earthworm is here to teach you about the history of worms, their anatomy, and other fun facts."

A 2 Z Home's Cool-Home Education

A Service of School Library Journal
"A delightful way to learn all about worms, guided by 'Squirmin' Herman.' This colorful site allows children to read about this creature's anatomy, diet, taxonomy, habitat, and role in nature."

About.com - Education - Homeschooling - Online Science Games - Worm Words

About.com - Education - Homeschooling - Science - Wiggly Worms - Lessons

About.com - Homeschooing - Social Studies - Worksheets

Agriculture in the Classroom - National Resource Directory - Adventures of Herman the Worm
"A solid, easy-to-navigate website for K-6 students."

Alberta - Agriculture and Rural Development

Alberta Canada - Agriculture and Food

Alberta Canada - Agriculture and Food

AOL Hometown
"This is a great site. It has a few errors concerning the worm cocoon but is still very interesting -especially for the younger students."

Apartment Therapy - Good Question: Best Product for Composting Under the Kitchen Sink? - Comments
"Here is a good overview and tutorial for making your own bin."

AppleSPICE Newsletter
"everything you ever wanted to know about waste composting with vermiculture... real nifty for kids ( and us big kids too)"

Aprendemos na Natureza

Arkansas State University - Kindergarten Life Science Activities & Resources

Ask Yahoo Kids - Ask Earl - Science and Nature - Worms
"In the Worms category, we found a great site call the Adventures of Herman."

Auburn Public Library - General Reference - Math & Science

Avon Maitland School District - Grade 3 - Science

Back Flip

Back Flip

Back to the Basics Learning Academy - Mrs. Valencia's Favorite Science Sites

backflip

Baltic Elementary Library - Primary Activities - Awesome Animals

Batavia City Schools - Elementary Science

Beck's Blog - I've Got Worms!

Behram House-worms

Bent Tree Elementary (Miami, FL)

Bernardston Elementary School (Bernardston, MA)

Bibliotheca Alexandrina - The Library - Children's Library - Insects
"Herman the worm will take you in a trip and teaches you all about worms including their history, their anatomy, what they like to eat."

Billy Bear 4 Kids

Bio-Links

Bob's Place of Educational Links

BOCES 2
"You might also want to visit the Adventures of Herman, the redworm."

Bogue Sound Elementary:Third Grade

Bower Elementary School (Warrenville, IL)

BrainBoxx - Recommended Links - Science

BranchenDino.de

Breton Downs Elementary-First Grade

Brooks Elementary School - Technology - Links to Great Websites - Science/Health - 31

Budget Home$chool - Links - Fun Stuff: Just for Kids
"Hey kids! I said head to toe, but I don't really have a head like yours. But I do have a head end, the fancy word is anterior. Please remember that it is really different from the tail end, called the posterior. Just imagine how you would feel if someone said they could not tell the difference between your head and rear end (it's so embarrassing, and I get a little sensitive about that)."

Burch Learning

ByteCenter Network - CGI Scripts
"Information about earth worms."

Caesar Rodney's Elementary Kids' Site - 2nd Grade Science Links

Canku Ota
"Herman is a red worm that lives in a bin and eats his weight in garbage every day. Of course not just any garbage, but specifically fruit, vegetables, tea bags, egg shells, newspapers and coffee grounds. And as he eats, he leaves behind valuable castings that can be used as fertilizer in your garden. Learn all about him and his cousin the earthworm, and how to build a worm bin at home or your in your classroom."

Canku Ota Newsletter
"Herman is a red worm that lives in a bin and eats his weight in garbage every day. Of course not just any garbage, but specifically fruit, vegetables, tea bags, egg shells, newspapers and coffee grounds. And as he eats, he leaves behind valuable castings that can be used as fertilizer in your garden. Learn all about him and his cousin the earthworm, and how to build a worm bin at home or your in your classroom."

Canton Public Library
"Designed for children, the adventures of Squirmin Herman provides you with all the facts you may possibly want to know about... worms! Find out about their history, family tree, anatomy, home, favorite foods and why we couldn't live without them."

Canton Public Library (Canton, MI)

Care2 Environment Supersite
"Really cute and amusing site follows the adventures of Squirmin' Herman the Worm. Learn the facts about worm biology, behavior, and history."

Carroll County Public Schools - Freedom Elementary School - Grade Five Student Resources

Carver Elementary-Neosho, MO

Catholic Education Office of Western Australia

Chalkface - The Education Net
"Key Stage 2 & 3 students can use this site to learn about worms and soil using pictures and games."

Chancellor Elementary

Chicago Public Schools | University of Chicago - 2nd Grade: Worms
"Herman the worm tells about the parts of worms"

Children's Picture Book Database at Miami University - Content Links for Worm
"Here are links to sites on the World Wide Web which provide content information on Worm. http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/worms/"

Childs Elementary School (Bloomington, IN)

Chipeta Elementary-worms

Churchill Road Elementary School - 1st Grade Web Resources - Other Links

Cindy's Webliographer
"Want a poster for your classroom? If you would like to have a poster featuring Herman as well as the Great Plant Escape please click here. Herman T-shirts available! Click here for more details. Herman's Statewide Goals Students will be able to: Know the basic vocabulary of biology: biological composition, digestion and reproduction told through a guided study of the worm. Gain knowledge of the principles of basic scientific research and application through the creation, observation and maintenance of a worm bin. Read critically and analytically by first viewing the biological life of the worm and creating an environment to support life. Perform the computations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division by manipulating figures to create a worm bin. Make and use measurements, including area and volume, to create an optimal environment to maintain and reproduce worms and create castings. Explain the interdependence within a closed system by creating a worm bin and apply that knowledge to human systems."

City of Elkhart, Indiana - Directory - Eco-Links

Clarendon School - Technology in the Garden

Community Resources for Science - Bilingual Websties
"Has audio in both English and Spanish that allows the site to be used by younger students. Squirmin' Herman the Worm teaches students all about worms and how to make their own worm bin in this new interactive curiculum. The Teacher guide section of the website has good ideas about activities with insects for the classroom Subjects: animals, animal behavior, internal processes-animal. Bilingual: Spanish"

Compost Club.org - Curriculum on Worms and Vermiculture

CPL Kids Page

Creepy Crawlies
"Earthworm Facts"

Cumberland County

Cumberland County - Soil & Water Conservation District

Cybersleuth Kids

Dade Schools - Mrs. Garcia's Second Grade Class - Informative Web Sites for Students and Parents

Dave Raftery Wiki - Garden Notes

Dave's Garden - Communities - Forums - Vermicomposting

Davidson School Division (Canada)

Davis Middle School-Earthworm

Deer Park Elementary - First Grade- Science

Deer Park Elementary School

Denim Jumpers.com Directory
"Learn about worm history, anatomy and how to build a worm bin. Besides some evolutionary material, this site has some good information."

Denton Elementary School - Favorite Websites - General Sites - 4th Grade

Denver Public Schools, Department of Technology Services, Denver, CO

Discovery Works

dmoz.org
"Learn about worm history, anatomy, feeding, and care from Squirmin' Herman. University of Illinois Extension."

Donn's Home Page

Early Childhood Curriculum Content

Earth Easy-Gardening with children

EarthEasy.com
"Activities, games, and lots of fun information."

EcoIQ.com
"The Eco Gateway"

Edina Public Schools - Worms

Education Technology Training Center

Education World
"The Adventures of Herman and Yucky Worm World teach students about the benefits of worms without the mess! These online explorations contain details about the bodies of worms and many other worm facts. Invite your explorers to write an original interview with an earthworm."

Education World - Curriculum Article - Schoolyard Soil Dwellers: What's Living In Your Schoolyard?

Education World - Lesson Plans - Composting with Worms - Fun Earthworm Resources to Share!

Education World-Composting With Worms

Educational Technology Resource - Physical Science
"The Adventures of Herman - Learn how a worm grows and develops (metamorphosis)."

EducationGuardian.co.uk
"A delightfully (or appallingly, depending on your viewpoint) anthropomorphic website dedicated to the anatomy, habitat and behaviour of worms. Notes for teachers explain how to set up a worm bin and organise a project at KS2 level."

EduJourney.net - Webquests - Soil - Teacher's Links - Teacher's Bin

Eduscapes

eduscapes.com
"Learn about worms"

eduscapes.com

eduScapes: A Site for Life-long Learners
"Squirmin' Herman the earthworm is here to teach you about the history of worms, their anatomy, and other fun facts."

eHow - How to Make a Mini Habitat - Resources

Electrice Egg Plant - Parents - Essays

Elk Hart, Indiana - Eco-Links - Just for Kids!

Escapa Direct - Worm-A-Way Vermicomposting - Educational Websites
"This website is an excellent resource for children to learn more about worms."

Escapade Direct - Worms - How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System

Escapde Direct - Shop for Books - Science and Nature - Worms Eat Out Garbage
"This website for children explains the history of worms, worm anatomy, what worms eat, why worms are so important, and much more. There is also an area for teacher resources and lesson plans."

Escapde Direct - Worm-A-Way Vermicomposting Kit - Product Details
"This website is an excellent resource for children to learn more about worms. Includes pictures, worm facts, and lesson plan ideas."

Fayette County Public Schools

Fayette County Public Schools - TechKnowledgy Spot - Science Resources

Free Lists
"The adventures of Herman the Worm."

Friske Fingers Homeschool

FunandEducation.org - Fun Creative - Animals - Photos

Garden Forever

gardendigest.com

Gardener's Supply Company

Gardening Launch Pad
"Learn about worm history, anatomy, feeding, and care from Squirmin' Herman."

gh-siteoftheday.com

Ginaotto.com
"Herman is a red worm that lives in a bin and eats his weight in garbage every day.  Of course not just any garbage, but specifically fruit, vegetables, tea bags, egg shells, newspapers, and coffee grounds.  As he eats, he leaves behind valuable castings that can be used as fertilizer in the garden.  Learn all about him and his cousin the earthworm, and how to build a worm bin at home or in your classroom."

Gisborne District Council - Environment - Waste Education

Gisborne District Council - Waste Education

Glenwood Elementary - Science Links

Global Wit & Worldly Wisdom
"Squirmin’ Herman is a reasonably witty site for kids to educate one and all about worms"

Golden Earthworm Organic Farm

Grant Wood Area Education Agency - Library - Educational Internet Links

Great Sites For Kids
"The autobiography of Squirmin' Herman the worm. Have lots of fun with Herman while he teaches you all about worms - their history, their anatomy, what they like to eat and other fun facts. Be sure to join Herman in his fun place to play games, color pictures and more!"

Green Acres Blog - Composting

Halifax Regional School Board - Mrs. Higgins' Grade Five/Six Class
"Neat website that looks at and talks about worms. How they came to be here and how they help us"

Heartland Area Education Agency

Heartland Resource List
"The Adventures of Herman the Worm"

Henniker Community School Library - Fourth Grade

Highland Council Education - Primary Curriculum - Mini-beasts

Hopewell Valley Regional School District (Pennington, NJ)

Houghton Mifflin Science Discovery Works
"Learn about the life cycle of Herman the Earthworm."

Houghton Mifflin Science Discovery Works
"Learn about the life cycle of Herman the Earthworm."

Houston Independent School District - Condites - 3rd Grade Links

How to Eat Fried Worms - For Students

How to Eat Fried Worms - Wiki Space - For Students

How to Eat Fried Worms - Wiki Space - Printables

Huneycutt - Virginia's K-6 Curriculum - Science - Animals - Insects and other Invertebrates

Hurffville Enrichment

I Keep Bookmarks

I Keep Bookmarks
"very cheesy but still informational"

IKEA Fans - Forum - What Do You Use for Compost? Would this Work?
"Here is the best site I have seen for the specifics and your kids will like it: The Adventures of Herman the Worm Instructions are under “Come Live With Me”"

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
"To learn more about worms and play fun vermi games"

In the Garden Forum - Vermicomposting

Insects

IVKO - School Central

Jane Ryan Elementary School
"The adventures of Herman the worm."

Jennnings School District
"Learn about Worms from Herman the Worm"

Jim Fitch's K-9 Cop Home Page

John M Tobin School
"For little kids. Herman’s a worm. Includes my history, my anatomy from a worm’s perspective."

John M. Tobin Elementary School (Cambridge, MA)
"For little kids. Hermans a worm. Includes my history, my anatomy from a worms perspective."

Journey to Forever
"On-line interactive plant science curriculum for grades 4 and 5, from Chicago Urban Gardening, University of Illinois. Teaches students the basic vocabulary of biology: biological composition, digestion and reproduction told through a guided study of the worm; principles of basic scientific research and application through the creation, observation and maintenance of a worm bin ..."

K-12 Science Sites
"Herman is a red worm that lives in a bin and eats his weight in garbage every day. Of course not just any garbage, but specifically fruit, vegetables, tea bags, egg shells, newspapers, and coffee grounds. As he eats, he leaves behind valuable castings that can be used as fertilizer in the garden. Learn all about him and his cousin the earthworm, and how to build a worm bin at home or in your classroom."

Kanas State University - Department of Agronomy - Kindergarten through Fifth Grade

Keystone Community Network Newsletter
"This is a site about worms—hose helpful little critters that are in our soil. Now you can learn all about them with the Adventures of Herman the Worm. This site is divided into sections, can be read in Spanish, and there is even a Teacher's Bin. My History — Learn where worms came from and how they got to North America. My Family Tree — Learn all about the phylum Annelid family and the Kingdom they live in. My Anatomy — Learn about the body of the worm. Did you know they have five hearts? Come Live with Me — Learn how to make a worm bin, care for it, and use the worm castings. Worm Deli — What do worms eat? Can't Live Without Me — Learn about the earth worm's job as a soil scientist and why we can't live with out them! Worm Facts — The place where you get the dish on worms. Here are a few: There are approximately 2,700 different kinds of earthworms; Worms live where there is food, moisture, oxygen and a favorable temperature; In one acre of land, there can be more than a million earthworms. My Fun Place — The activity section of the site where you can read jokes, color, and play games. Wasn't that a wormy adventure? Check out this really cool site today and share it with a friend."

Kids' First Government
"This is the autobiography of Squirmin' Herman the Worm. Learn about the history and anatomy of worms and even find out what's in the Worm Deli."

Kids Gardening
"The Adventures of Herman cronicles the history, anatomy, environment, and adventures of worms. The Web site uses fun facts and family trees to educate kids about the importance of worms."

Kids Online Resources

Kids Science Link-Entomology

Kids.gov - Science - Living Things - (Grades K-5)
"This is the autobiography of Squirmin' Herman the Worm. Learn about the history and anatomy of worms and even find out what's in the Worm Deli."

Kids.gov - Science (Educators)
"Help students learn the basic vocabulary of biology: biological composition, digestion and reproduction told through a guided study of the worm."

Kids.net.au - Web Sites - Sports and Hobbies - Gardening - Composting

kinderstart.com

Knowledge.com
"Learn about worm history, anatomy, feeding, and care from Squirmin' Herman. University of Illinois Extension."

Kualakuddle Bear Blog - Links
"This is a very cool site"

Lake Munmorah Public School
"Herman the earthworm takes you through the history of worms, their anatomy, and other fun facts."

Lake Munmorah Public School - Mini Worlds - Worms

LAUSD net - Los Angeles Unified School District
"The Autobiography of Squirmin' Herman the Worm"

Learning for kids

Lee's Summit School District,, Lee's Summit, MO

Librarians' Internet Desk
"The story of the evolution of Eisenia fetida and how it came to North America, aimed at elementary school children. Also included is anatomy and the family tree for annelids, tracing their lineage from kingdom through genus and species. Information is also provided for making a bin for them to live in, the food they require, and other facts about this invertebrate. There are games, puzzles, and additional activities. The user is able to ask questions about worms as well as read past answers or join a chat room about them."

Librarians' Internet Desk
"The story of the evolution of Eisenia fetida and how it came to North America, aimed at elementary school children. Also included is anatomy and the family tree for annelids, tracing their lineage from kingdom through genus and species. Information is also provided for making a bin for them to live in, the food they require, and other facts about this invertebrate. There are games, puzzles, and additional activities. The user is able to ask questions about worms as well as read past answers or join a chat room about them."

Ligazons

Lillburn Elementary School - Students - Science - Animals

Little River Canyon Field School
"A FAQ page on classroom worm bins – good elementary resources with Herman the Worm"

Loretto 4Kids
"Once here, you'll get the inside scoop on a worm's eating habits its anatomy, and its place on the food chain. Pass the veggie platter, will ya? At Worm Facts, you'll find out how there can be more than a million earthworms in one acre of land, and other cool tidbits. Or slither out to Herman's Fun Place, where you can write your own worms story, explore the underground in Herman's Tunnel or get crayon crazy at Color Me Herman. Got a wormy question that hasn't been answered? You can always send it to Herman himself. Or follow on of the site's worm links to a wealth of information about this splendid creature. Dive into Herman's Web wormhole now!"

Los Angeles County Office of Education - Cyber Scoop
"Learn all about worms from your friendly host, Squirmin' Herman, the worm. Find out about a worm's history, anatomy, life habits, etc. along with lots of links for more info."

Los Angeles Unified School District

Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
"Site designed to introduce students to worms."

M.S.D. of Mt. Vernon (Mt. Vernon, IN)
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Madison County Recycling - Vermicomposting

Maine School Administrative District #55 - Miss Russell’s Grade Five - Web Pages

Maine State Planning Office

Manchester College - Worms R' Us
"Squirm your way to this link and take an online quiz and get your Wormologist Certification!!!"

Manitoba Education and Training - Elementary Science Sites

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
"The University of Illinois Extension Program site describes how to make a home composting bin, featuring "Squirmin' Herman" who teaches kids all about worms and how to make your own worm bin"

McKinley Elementary School - Classroom Links

McKinley Elementray School, Watertown, SD

MiamiLINK

Milk And Cookies
"How to make and take care of your own neighborhood of worms...or you can just wait until you die and do it that way..."

Milk And Cookies

Million Jokes

Milpitas California
"Did you know that earthworms are not native to the Americas? Do you know what worms like to eat best?"

Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network- Vermicomposting

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality - Vermi-composting - More Information

Mize Elementary - Specials - Fifth Grade - Other

Mize Elementary - Specials - Third Grade - Others

More About Worms and Worm Farming - To Bury or Not to Bury?

Morehead City Primary School - Third Grade - Composting

Morton School District - First Grade - Unit Themes - Garden

Mother City Living - 6 Good Reasons to Start a Worm Farm (and how to do it)

mothering dot commune - The Natural Family Living Community

Mouth Kisco Library - Kids' Page - Cool Sites for Kids - Science and Nature

Mrs. Macadam.com - Science Links Page

Mrs. Oliver's Classroom - Awesome Animals

Multiply - Kuala Kuddle Bear's Site - Links
"This is a very cool site."

Muslim Homeschool Resouces - Science By Grades - Grade 3 - Other Useful Links Are As Following

My A2Z URLS - Expo - Worms

MyBookmarks.com

Naked Science Forum - Life Sciences - Cells, Microbes & Viruses - How do Earthworms Reproduce?

NASAExplores.com

Nature Net - News - Worm Wriggle

Nature Net - The Environmental Learning Network

NC Cooperative Extension - Cleveland County - Vermiculture

NC Cooperative Extension - Davidson County - Vermiculture

NC Cooperative Extension - Lincoln County Center - Vermiculture (Worms)

NC Cooperative Extension - Madison County Center - Vermiculture - Information and Links

NC Cooperative Extension - Transylvania County - Vermiculture

NC Cooperative Extension Alexander County

NC State - NC Cooperative Extension Links for Kids

NC State Cooperative Extension - Chatham County - 4-H Youth Development - Links of Interest

NC State Cooperative Extension - Clay County - Vermiculture

NC State Cooperative Extension - Forsyth County - Vermiculture

NC State Cooperative Extension - Surry County - Vermiculture

NC State Cooperative Extension - Yadkin County - Vermiculture - Non-NCSU Resources

NC State Cooperative Extension - Yancey County - Vermiculture

NC State University

NC State University - Vermiculture (Worm Production) Information and Links - Non-NCSU Resources

NC State University - Vermiculture (Worm Production) Information and Links - Non-NCSU Resources

NC State University Cooperative Extension - Burke County - Vermiculture

NC State University Cooperative Extension - Madison County - Vermiculture

NC State University Cooperative Extension - Mitchell County - Vermiculture

NC State University Cooperative Extension - Vermiculture - Non-NCSU Resources

NC State University Cooperative Extension - Vermiculture - Non-NCSU Resources

NC State University Extension - 4H Links Page - For Youth

NC State University Extension - Stanely County - Vermiculture - NON-NCSU Resources

NCSU Forsyth County

NCSU Stanley County

Nettling Newsline - Science - Earth and Space Science - Sand and Soils

Nexxus Bio Science Network, Scotland
"A delightfully (or appallingly, depending on your viewpoint)anthropomorphic website dedicated to the anatomy, habitat andbehaviour of worms. Notes for teachers explain how to set up aworm bin and organise a project at KS2 level. There are no photos , but plenty of links to them."

North Carolina Cooperative Extension: Buncombe County Center
"The autobiography of Squirmin' Herman the Worm - University of Illinois Extension"

North Carolina Cooperative Extension: Caldwell County Center
"The autobiography of Squirmin' Herman the Worm - University of Illinois Extension"

North Carolina Cooperative Extension: Catawba County Center
"The autobiography of Squirmin' Herman the Worm - University of Illinois Extension"

North Carolina Cooperative Extenstion - Wilkes County - Vermiculture - Resources

North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension - Vermiculture Information and Links

North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension - Vermiculture Information and Links

North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension - Vermiculture Information and Links

North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension - Vermiculture Information and Links

North Kenwood/Oakland Charter School - Ms. Rietschel - 2nd Grade - Worms are Part of our World

Novato Live Well Network - School Gardens - Worm Facts

Oak View Elementary School (Woodbury, NJ)

Oakenwald Library - For Teacher-Librarian

Omaha Public Schools - Middle School - Gardening with Mrs. Madsen

Open Wide, Look Inside Blog - Nonfiction Monday – The Dirt on Dirt
"For those of you interested in digging around for some more info on dirt (soil!), here are some terrific sites to get you started."

Oregon Department of Education
"The Adventures of Herman The Autobiography of Squirmin’ Herman The Worm"

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION TALENTED AND GIFTED

Organic Farming Links - Composting

Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District
"answer questions and read interesting facts about worms"

Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District - Roosevelt First Grade Science
"Students can use the website http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/worms to answer questions and read interesting facts about worms."

Paete.org Forums
"Where do earthworms fit in the earth's family tree?"

PamPetty.com
"Learn all about worms on this interactive site with games, stories and much more."

PB Works - Computer Kiddos Wiki - Mini-Beasts - More Mini-Beast Games

PB Works - Elementary Interactive Websites

Pembina Trails School Division - Interactive Websites

Perez Elementary-Kinder

Pioneer Valley Regional School District - Fifth Grade Links

Plumn Elementary School - TEC Lesson Plan - Proteching the Earth - Part 2: All About Trash

Portaportal.com - Science

Pottsbury Farm New Zealand

Pratt's Bookmarks (Arizona Mac Users Group)
"Including teaching activities and a free poster. (In English and Spanish.)"

Quia Web

Read Write Think
"Information about worms written in a colorful and student-friendly way. The site is also available in Spanish."

ReadWriteThink - Fact or Fiction: Learning About Worms Using Diary of a Worm - Resources

Ready-Ed Publications
"Information is American but still worth a look. Great pictures."

Richland Parish School Board - Student Online Resources

Richland Parish School Board - Teachers' Online Resources

Richland Parish Schools - Students - Animals

Riverside Elementary School

Rochester for Kids - Science Links

Rogers-Herr Middle School - Educational Websites - Language Arts

Roosevelt Elementary School Media Center

Roosevelt Elementary School Media Center Blog - Websites - Second Grade

Ruth Pawson Elementary School - Mrs. Simon's Grade 4 Class - Science Links

S.L.E.U.Th Academy Blog - Some Virtual Science Activities - Life and Environment

Saint Louis Public Library
"Learn about worm history, anatomy, feeding, and care from Squirmin' Herman."

Saskatoon Public Schools
"(the worm that is!)."

Saskatoon Public Schools

Savey Gardener
"If you want to get some children interested take time to visit The Adventures of Herman an educational website devoted to worm facts and fun."

SchoolNotes - Severna Park Elementary

Scott O. Bradner - Security, Privacy, and Usability - Worms, Viruses & Spyware

Sector 39 sustainable design
"An American site all about Squirmin' Herman the Worm!"

Sector 39 sustainable design
"An American site all about Squirmin’ Herman the worm!"

SERC Home School - Earthworm Biology Lab Prep Materials
"The adventures of Herman the Worm is great for all ages, but especially as an introduction for younger kids. There is also a quiz about the anatomy that will be good to take too!"

Shawnee Mission School District (Shawnee Mission, KS)

Sioux Falls Education Department - Dr. Peterson - K-8 Science Sites - Great Science Sites

SkewlSites.com

SkewlSites.com

skewlsites.com
"Let Squirmin' Herman the Worm teach you all about worms and how to make your own worm bin."

SLEUTh Academy Blog - Amazing Sites - Life and Environment

Sleuth EduBlogs - Category - Force and Motion - Life and Enviroment

Solid Waste District
"Information about earth worms."

Solon Schools - SolonNet - Links - Science (cells)

South Australia Department of Education
"Visit and learn more about worms and how they are good for plants and the earth. Let Herman the Worm will take you on an adventure to find out more."

Springfield Public Schools - Teachers - Pleasant Hill Elementary School - Jenni Baldin

Stevens Point Area Public School District - Mrs. Bancker - Children's Links - Rocks and Soil Links

StudyPlans.com
"Herman is a worm and you find out about worms in English or Spanish at this site."

Super Science & Technology Sites

Surfing the Net with Kids
"Herman is a red worm that lives in a bin and eats his weight in garbage every day. Of course not just any garbage, but specifically fruit, vegetables, tea bags, egg shells, newspapers and coffee grounds. And as he eats, he leaves behind valuable castings that can be used as fertilizer in your garden. Learn all about him and his cousin the earthworm, and how to build a worm bin at home or your in your classroom."

SurfNetKids.com

Swissfot - Swiss fotogallery and education directory

Syracuse Grows - Resources - Vermicomposting

teacher.scholastic.com

Teaching pre K-8

Teaching Pre K-8: Professional Development and Classroom Activities for Teachers
"Take your students to www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/worms/index.html to see The Adventures of Herman, a worm, as they study the anatomy and facts of a real worm."

Teams Distance Learning
"Learn all about worms from your friendly host, Squirmin' Herman, the worm. Find out about a worm's history, anatomy, and life habits along with lots of links for more information."

Technology in Education Research Portal
"Name of Site: The Great Plant Escape URL: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu//gpe/index.html Browser Used: Netscape Navigator Connection: 56K modem Total Possible Points = 100 Score = 99 Comments: The Great Plant Escape, is an elementary program for 4th and 5th grade students, who solve mystery cases by developing an understanding of all the information presented in the unit. The cases cover the basics of plants, for instance, Case #1 introduces the parts of the plant and what plants need to grow. Each of the lessons in this program is interdisciplinary, designed to introduce students to plant science and increase their understanding of how foods grow. An added feature, students have the opportunity to ask Detective LePlant a question. Activities enhance student's math, science, language arts, social studies, music and art. The teacher has many options in this program. Any or all of the suggested activities may be used for the class. Many activities are for students to work independently and some are for group work. Each case begins with a "Before You Begin" section for the teacher. The "Background" section provides the teacher with all the information shared in the lesson. Also included are diagrams and illustrations. Particularly helpful in the "Glossary" which is "consulted" if a student does not know the meaning of a linked term. The "Green Links" section not only provides websites and books but also grants and gardening supplies. While the site is aimed at fourth and fifth grade, I feel the site could be adapted for a lower grade, third, which is where plants are taught in my school district. If nothing else, while utilizing a large screen projection device, the teacher could read the information from the screen and assist the students in understanding the material. I plan to share this with my third grade team who has been searching for up-to-date materials for their plant unit! This excellent site is sponsored by the Urban Programs Resource network, University of Illinois Extension. Also sponsored by this network is the Adventures of Herman, an earthworm site, and Walk in My Shoes, a lesson what happens to our bodies as we age, and last, A Guide to the Babysitting Business."

Texas A&M - Cylinder Gardening - Links - Especially for Kids

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - Elementary Science Resources - Objective 3 Physical Science
"Learn how a worm grows and develops (metamorphosis)"

The Adventures of Herman

The Chicago Gardener - A Chicago Tribune Blog - The Worm's Turn

The Dirt on Soil - Wonderful Worms

The Eco Gateway

The Express Page

The GLRPPR Blog - There is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch–Waste Free, That Is
"Even if the entire school is not involved in a composting program, individual classrooms can do composting projects with vermicomposting."

The Good Web Guide Website Review
"This is a fantastic site from the University of Illinois which teaches kids all about soil science from the worm's eye view of Squirmin' Herman. It covers many aspects of worms and soil including worm anatomy in My Anatomy and classification in My Family Tree. It's a fun, bright, easy-to-use site that includes animated graphics, interactive games, quizzes and extension links to other pages and sites. There is lots of information on starting a worm bin and email support if you decide to take the plunge."

The Good Web Guide Website Review
"Learn all about Gardening with the help of Herman the Worm, on this site for kids from the University of Illinois. Follow Herman's instructions to learn all about soil, and the animals that live in it. This site manages to squeeze in loads of information without being overwhelming and difficult subjects like fossils and taxonomy are also covered with great ease. There are also great things to do such as making your own family tree, and building a worm bin. Click on the Funplace link to gain access to games, an art gallery, and much more."

The Good Web Guide.co.uk - Gardening - Website Reviews Adventures of Herman the Worm
"This is a fantastic site from the University of Illinois which teaches kids all about soil science from the worm's eye view of Squirmin' Herman. It covers many aspects of worms and soil including worm anatomy in My Anatomy and classification in My Family Tree. It's a fun, bright, easy-to-use site that includes animated graphics, interactive games, quizzes and extension links to other pages and sites. There is lots of information on starting a worm bin and email support if you decide to take the plunge."

The Honors College & Department of Biological Sciences Texas Tech University

The Magellan Charter School

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
"The University of Illinois Extension Program site describes how to make a home composting bin, featuring "Squirmin' Herman" who teaches kids all about worms and how to make your own worm bin."

The National Science Digital Library - The Adventures of Herman
"From the University of Illinois Extension Schools Online Program, this kid-friendly website introduces third- through fifth-grade students to the world of worms (first mentioned in the September 9, 2002 NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences). The site addresses a nice blend of worm topics including history, taxonomy, and anatomy. Student visitors will enjoy a number of interactive, online worm activities as well. The website also contains a section about making and managing a worm bin. For teachers, the site provides Illinois Statewide Goals and Objectives, additional tips for keeping a worm bin in the classroom, and several suggested links. This site is available in both Spanish and English. Squirmin' Herman tells his story about the history of worms in America, worm anatomy, worm homes, worm food, and other worm facts. Use the Teacher's Bin to connect this science topic to other areas of the curriculum. Other worm links are included as well."

The Richmond Review
"find out about the worm’s place in the ecosystem and how worms contribute to plant growth."

The Science Spot - Kid Zone - Biology - Classification of Life

The Spirit of Gardening

The Teacher Tap
"Learn about worms from Herman"

Theosophia Books and More - Children's Book Online

Theosophia Books and More - Children's Book Online

ThinkQuest.org - Earthworms - Earthworm Information

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (Yorktown Heights, NY)

Tiny Choices - Worms Live in My Kitchen - Related Reading

TKI School Journal
"The Adventures of Squirmin' Herman the Worm"

Topica

Topica

Toronto Public Library - Kids Space - Explore & Learn - Invertebrates - Websites

Troubleshooting and Resource Guide for Windows
"Herman the Worm (great site for learning about earthworms and the ways they interact with our environment)"

Troy Howard Middle School - Compost Division - Resources

Trumansburb Elementary School - Elementary Internet Resources - Poetry

UCI Summer Science Institute

UCI Summer Science Institute 2001

United States Department of Agriculture - Just for Kids!

University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension - Lancaster County

University of Richmond - Blog - Open Wide, Look Inside
"For those of you interested in digging around for some more info on dirt (soil!), here are some terrific sites to get you started."

University of Sioux Falls - Education Department - K- 5 Computer Lab Activities

University of Sioux Falls - K-8 Science Sites - Student Sites - Life Science

University of Toledo - Teachers' Info-Port to Technology
"Learn about worms from Herman"

Univesrsity of Sioux Falls - Education Department - Dr. Peterson - Smart Technology Sites

USDA - Agricultural Research Service - Just for Kids - Fun Websites

USDA - Sidney Montana

Utah Education Network - What's Different About These Worms?

Vallecito Union School District - Just for Kids

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
"This is a great kids site."

Wabash County Solid Waste Management (Wabash County, IN)

Wagners World - Student and Teacher Resources
"Here are my Favorite Educational Links for Children"

Wanner Gardens - Garden Center - Projects for Kids

Washington State Department of Ecology - Great Web Sites for Students and Teachers
"A favorite children’s site for worm composting. Interactive, great graphics, educational value."

Washington State Department of Ecology - Great Websites for Students and Teachers
"A favorite children’s site for worm composting. Interactive, great graphics, educational value."

WAUU
"All about earth worms."

WAUU.de
"Learn about worm history, anatomy, feeding, and care from Squirmin' Herman. University of Illinois Extension."

wcusd15.org

Web Links to Support Curricula
"The adventures and story of Squirmin' Herman the Worm"

Web Portal by Gail Winter
"This site covers a wide area using creative and fun activities centered around worms and how they benefit our planet. The site is divided in to worm history, worm geneology, (students can make their own family trees), worm anatomy, making a worm bin, what worms eat, a fun page and a page of links for more information. There is a Teacher's Bin for information including educational standards being met in the site, and almost every section of the site has ways for students to assess themselves or for teachers to set up a center."

Webclip CCRTV Interactiva

WebInstituteForTeachers.org
"Topics in this site include anatomy, environment, ecology, behavior, and changes in heart rate over time. History of the earthworm has many components of a good web site, and is one that I find useful."

Webliographer
"Want a poster for your classroom? If you would like to have a poster featuring Herman as well as the Great Plant Escape please click here. Herman T-shirts available! Click here for more details. Herman's Statewide Goals Students will be able to: Know the basic vocabulary of biology: biological composition, digestion and reproduction told through a guided study of the worm. Gain knowledge of the principles of basic scientific research and application through the creation, observation and maintenance of a worm bin. Read critically and analytically by first viewing the biological life of the worm and creating an environment to support life. Perform the computations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division by manipulating figures to create a worm bin. Make and use measurements, including area and volume, to create an optimal environment to maintain and reproduce worms and create castings. Explain the interdependence within a closed system by creating a worm bin and apply that knowledge to human systems."

Welcome to Northland Library's Summer Reading Program Home Page.

West Deptford Public Schools, NJ

Western Hills Magnet School - Staff - Facilitators - Math/Science - Animals

Williamstown Primary School - Wiggle Worm Webquest - Part One: Finding out about Worms

Winter Park Public Library - Kids & Teens - Homework Resources - Animals

Wirtualna Polska - Katalog
"Information about earth worms."

Wonder Worman - Hot To - Red Worm Tips & Tricks

World Start - Computer Tips - Adventures of Herman the Worm
"Check out this really cool site today and share it with a friend."

Worm Guys Blog - What to Feed Your Worms
"This list I found online from the University of Illinois. They have lots of information about worms and also have information in Spanish. This is a great kid's Web Site as everything is made easy and simple. Click here to go to their Site. http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/worms/neighborhood/20-buryfood.html Thanks."

Worm Masters - Wotm Related Websites -
"An exceptional website to educate & entertain every age:Just how many hearts does a worm have? How do you tell which end of the worm is the head when it's not moving? With no legs, how do worms move so fast? Is it really so that if you cut a worm in half it will grow a new head & a new tail?"

Wormpost Northeast

Wyman Elementary - Online Student Resources - Science

Yahoo Answers
"Can a worm drown? Certainly. Just not as fast as you and I. Worms breathe through their skin, and have lots of capillaries circulating blood near the surface to do this. Being small, they don't usually have immense air requirements either. So usually in the top parts of the soil where they live there's enough air for them to get by. Depending on the content of the water, there may also be plenty of oxygen for them to get by as well. The interface in a worm's skin can extract oxygen from fluid about as well as the air. So if there's enough oxygen in the water (as there usually is in rain water) it's no obstacle at all. In fact, worms have been observed to survive in water-saturated soil for MONTHS. Worms do not, in fact, come to the surface when it rains because they are at risk of drowning. That (as mentioned in the previous paragraph) is not a risk at all. On the other hand, they may come to the surface during rain because they need to stay moist and don't like sunlight, and a rainstorm is the only time the surface fits those conditions. There may very well be other reasons too. Source(s): http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/worms/anato..."

Yahoo Answers Australia

Yahoo Kids - Directory - Science and Nature - Animals - Invertebrates - Worms

Yahoo! Answer Canada - Science & MAthematics - Zoology - Can a Worm Drown?

Yahoo! Groups
"This is a wonderful site for children to learn about earthworms and their relatives. Have Fun!"

Yahooligans

Yankee Worm - More Worm Info

Yankee Worm - Setting up the Worm Bin - More Worm Info

Yankee Worm - What to Feed the Worms

 

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