Today we did an experiment with super worms. We tested their reactions to warm and cold, light and dark, different smells, and made a maze to see if they would consistently choose the same path.
Things didn’t go exactly how I envisioned them. Katie and Francesca didn’t want anything to do with the worms. I can’t say that I blame them; they were big and wiggly and had legs. Legs. Katie tried to be tough. Although there was a lot of screeching and yelling for Bishnu to come save her when her worms tried to escape, she at least attempted some of the experiment. Francesca, on the other hand, was out from the second we got the worms out of their jar.
I haven’t laughed so much during a science experiment ever. She jumped up into that window like her pants were on fire, and hardly moved from her spot.
Add that to the fact that Katie screeched at the top of her lungs every time a worm tried to escape, and we were in hysterics the entire time. Thankfully Bishnu was a little braver than them. She came to Katie’s rescue and grabbed her runaway worms for her. If it weren’t for Bishnu I’m not sure we would have gotten anything accomplished. At all.
She tested the worms to see if they reacted to the smell of vinegar, if they reacted to warmth and cold, and they built mazes to see if the worms would move through them. These worms were so active, the challenge wasn’t getting them to move, it was getting them to stay in the maze! They kept pushing though the walls and crawling up and over. So funny!