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Worm Facts & Worm Farming For Kids, a Unit Study

Adventures of Herman the Worm
Did you know that earthworms are not native to the Americas? Do you know what they like to eat best?

Adventures of Vermi the Worm
An animated, interactive game that teaches the basics of vermicomposting and its benefits, plus other waste management strategies like the 3Rs–reduce, reuse and recycle! Vermicomposting is really just composting but you use worms to do the work, and it’s an excellent way to recycle organic materials–like kitchen scraps and yard trimmings.

Do worms sleep?
One of the biggest problems about proving a worm sleeps is catching one doing it. Digging up a worm without waking it is, apparently impossible.

The Earthworm
Labeled earthworm to color. Some interesting facts about earthworms.

Halloween Worms
A recipe for making jello worms and another for making “dirt” with “worms” you can eat.

How To Set up a Cheap & Easy Worm Factory Start to Finish!
In this episode, I teach everyone how to set up a worm bin from start to finish. This is better than a worm factory 360 because it costs 10 times less, and produces 10 times more castings. It is a worm farm in a tote!!

Invertebrates
Trying to figure out what that ‘thing’ is in your worm bin? You’ll most likely find it here!


Vermicomposting
Vermicomposting (composting with worms) can be fun, but it is also good for our planet!

Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System, 2nd Edition

Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System
2nd Edition Paperback
by Mary Appelhof (Author), Mary Frances Fenton (Illustrator)
A new edition of the definitive guide to vermicomposting–a process using redworms to recycle human food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for plants. Author Mary Appelhof provides complete illustrated instructions on setting up and maintaining small-scale worm composting systems. Internationally recognized as an authority on vermicomposting, Appelhof has worked with worms for over three decades. Topics include: bin types, worm species, reproduction, care and feeding, harvesting, and how to make the finished product of potting soil.

The Worm Guide
While designed for classrooms, this guide can easily be adapted for home red worm raising and composting.

Worm Hotel Booklet
To make your study of worms a little easier, build a “house” to keep them in.

Worms
A first grade unit study with experiments, songs, and recipes about worms.

Our kitchen worm “farm” creating compost for the house plants.


A self-watering plastic plant pot works well for a worm bin. A piece of windows screen on the bottom keeps them from escaping.


Regional Worm and Worm Bin Suppliers

Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm 1,000 Count Red Wigglers, Live for Composting
Worm and Worm Bin Suppliers in California

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