The first thing they do is examine the worms. By the way, these are not real worms; they are plastic worms used for fishing. Some children will have not have anything to do with the critters. Most of the children do engage in various forms of inquiry, though. Watch how this boy investigates the worms.
Touching the worms from Thomas Bedard on Vimeo.
This child actually spent a long time at the table studying the feel and the properties of the worms. When he came back the next day, this is how he felt about the worms.