Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom

Worms on a Bun

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  • hot dogs
  • hamburger buns
  • ketchup
  1. Cut the hot dogs into thin slices lengthwise, and score the edges (about three cuts per slice).
  2. Boil or microwave until the slices curl like wiggly worms.
  3. Add a few squiggles of ketchup, and serve 3 or 4 “worms” on a bun.


  1. Divide students into teams.
  2. Students will research worms as recyclers.
  3. Teams will report findings to the class on a poster, as a power point presentation or as a story.

Extra Activity:  Read Diary of a Worm, by Doreen Cronin.

P.A.S.S. Science Process—Grade 3-5: 4; Life Science—Grade  3: 2.2; Grade 4: 3.2; Grade 5: 2.2

Related OAITC lessons online: Mighty Earth Mover, Case of the Missing Pumpkin

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Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is a program of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Oklahoma State Department of Education