Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Michaela Birmingham 800x600Seventh-graders at St. Bernard School in Enfield spent some up-close and personal time with earthworms during their first dissection lab recently.

As part of that grade's life science curriculum, Brooke Landry’s students and their lab partners observed and defined the internal organs and structures of their earthworms.  

They used a trinocular compound LED microscope to view specimens up close. 

While the lab was going on, students from the lower grades visited to observe and the seventh-graders explained the steps they were taking during the dissection. 

The students will later illustrate what they have learned through a written science lab report.

In photo at left, student Michaela Birmingham identifies parts of the earthworm.