14th March, 2011 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 1 Comment
Online lessons can flesh out student understanding of worm bin composting. “The Adventures of Vermi the Worm” appears on CalRecycle online. In a virtual worm bin, students learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle by watching Vermi in his bin with apple cores and eggshells.
I will never forget my students faces when they discovered that worms eat our trash (or most of it) when we started a worm composting bin in my classroom. We would love to call in Master Gardeners to present and help kick off our unit. Weeks later, they discovered that the soil was warmer inside the compost bin than outside. Hmm… I wonder why?
I am looking for ideas that you use to make mini compost bins for small groups that are simple and easy. Please share student worm containers that work in your classroom for composting below using the reply box. I would love to see what you guys come up with and hope that you enjoy the game I found as much as I did with my students.