As part of a study of soil and composting, fourth graders become worm farmers, build a vermiculture bin, observe, and care for their red worms.
Have class members take home their journals and encourage their families to build their own vermiculture bin
- Red worms can be purchased online
- The activity requires at least one previously constructed, active worm bin
- Kids get up close and personal with their worm by keeping a worm journal, crafting written descriptions, illustrating their observations, and examining the castings left in the soil