Students Learn How Worms Help Ecosystem

Students study worms in class

Schalmont Middle School students learned about the importance of worms in an ecosystem as part of their Science lessons this week.

In Mr. Atkinson and Ms. Kearney classroom, students learned about how worms rotate and fertilize soil, both key parts of plant growth. Students also investigated which environmental conditions worms preferred and which ones they avoided.

In Ms. Scotti’s classroom, students also studied how worms fertilize and rotate soil, which in turn helps plants grow. Students also enjoyed observing how worms moved around plates to the wet and dark areas they created with paper towels and black paper.