Do you have a child or children that love to help you out in the garden? Do they love to get dirty? Are they fascinated by worms? Then this fun little science activity is definitely for them!
You Will Need:
- A plastic jar or container with a lid (one that you don't mind getting dirty is best!)
- Gravel or small stones
- Green leaves
- Worms from the garden
Step 1: Line the bottom of the container with the gravel/stones.
Step 2: Add a few layers of soil and sand, alternating with each layer. The last layer closest to the top of the jar should be soil. Be sure to not fill the jar all the way.
Step 3: Pour a small amount of water on the top layer of soil.
Step 4: Place the worms you have gathered on top of the soil.
Step 5: Place the leaves and grass on top of the soil/worms.
Step 6: Create five or six holes in the lid of your jar/container and use it to close off your wormery.
Step 7: Keeping your wormery in a place away from direct sunlight, you and your child(ren) can now observe how worms burrow and live in their environment.
For more information, and for fun facts about worms, see: http://www.science-sparks.com/2013/06/17/make-your-own-wormery/