NATIONAL DAY CALENDAR CLASSROOM – Week 10
Week 10 of National Day Classroom brings you a project that will reduce, reuse and recycle by celebrating America Recycles Day on November 15.
One project that can add interest to your classroom and can be built upon is a worm composting farm. By starting a worm composting farm, your students can learn first hand how decomposition works and put the worm waste to work growing new food.
Eisenia fetida – scientific name for red wigglers worms
castings – worm poop
vermiculture- method of composting with worms
organic matter – for the purpose of this project, matter that is the product of decay
biodegradable – capable of being decomposed
non-biodegradable- incapable of being decomposed
From a list of words or objects, have the students sort the items into a biodegradable and non-biodegradable list.