Last week, our second and third graders learned about Platyhelminthes, or flat worms. There are different types of flatworms: some are parasitic and some are non parasitic. They were taught about the parts of the Platyhelminth, which include eyespots, so they can see light, canal openings to excrete from, and cilia, to help them move. Flat worms were the first animal to have a mesoderm, or middle, layer of skin.
We made Platyhelminth sandwiches! This hands-on project enabled students to relate to their unit of study about flat worms. Students interest and engagement in their academic studies were heightened. They are excited to know what they will learn and discover during the month of February.