Introduction to Vermiculture

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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

Have class members take home their journals and encourage their families to build their own vermiculture bin

Classroom Considerations
  • Red worms can be purchased online
  • The activity requires at least one previously constructed, active worm bin
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • None
Common Core