In Room 2 we know quite a lot about our worms in our worm farm. We are pretty confident that we know what they eat and what they don't. We know that they don't like it too hot, or too cold and we also now that they are a really important addition to our garden. That is where our questions began, How can we attract worms to our vegetable garden? Do we need to collect worms and put them into the garden or will they come themselves? Why do we want worms in our garden?
We began to further explore worms with Room 1 on 'Wiggly, squiggly worm day'.
The worm box is a small box with perspex sides that let us see what is going on inside.
Our instructions said to add straw, soil, leaves and then scraps. We put black paper around the outside because the worms don't like that dark.
Lucy, Asha, Amber, Lasini, Claire
This is a mini version of our outside worm farm and is made from ice-cream containers. The instructions told us where to make holes and which order they should go in. We only had to add worms and scraps to our design.
Devon, Lucas, Duncan, Dougie, Jacob.
We all made jars, we put layers of damp sand and damp soil in a jar and put worms, leaves and scraps on top of them.
We found looking for worms quite hard but found lots in the piles of horse poo.
Worms don't like the dark so we made covers with black paper so they can do what they like and aren't scared.
We mdd some predictions about what might happen in our worm farms.
- They might die.
- They will make compost for our garden.
- They will mix everything about so it is all the same.
- They will make tunnels.
- They will have babies.
- They will eat all of the food.
- They will make worm poo and wee.
We will be checking our farms this week to see if our predictions were right and finding out ways that we can attract worms to our garden. Have you eve heard of a worm cafe?