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Earthworms




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Earthworms
The Impact of Earthworms on Soil Mixing, Turning, and Aeration

STEM Standard addressed: ESS2A - Earth Materials and Systems


Appropriate Grade Level(s)
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
  • College-level
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  • Classroom Lectures
  • Distance Education Classes
  • Extension Presentations
  • Website Information
General Course Areas
  • Introduction to Soil Science
Description
Earthworms are important in mixing materials into the soil. Some deep-burrowing worms such as nightcrawlers shown here drag surface organics into their burrows, which can extend 5 to 6 feet deep into the soil.

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Credit this item to: Know Soil Know Life, SSSA
Media Date: 2012-12-01
Provided By: (SSSA) Soil Science Society of America


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  • * Know Soil Know Life
    SSSA

Submitted By: (SSSA) Soil Science Society of America


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  • Know Soil Know Life

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