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Question:
One of my 6th grade science students asked me the following question, could you help me with the answer? Here is the question: Why does an earthworm have five hearts?


Replies:
They are not REALLY 5 hearts but a series of chambers that are contiguous...if I remember correctly.

Peter Faletra Ph.D.
Assistant Director
Science Education
Office of Science
Department of Energy


As I recall, they are called Aortic Arches, and function as a heart.

---Nathan A. Unterman


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