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Worm farm slide show

  1. 1. Room 1's Wicked Worm Farm
  2. 2. <ul><li>We made a worm farm at school today. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a look at what we did. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>We wet the newspaper and ripped it up. Then we scrunched it loosely so air could get in for the worms to breathe. </li></ul>1. Newspaper Worms breathe through their skin.
  4. 4. <ul><li>Next we put some compost on top. </li></ul><ul><li>There were lots of other bugs in the compost too. </li></ul>2. Compost
  5. 5. <ul><li>Next we put the compost worms in. They are special stripy worms. They are different to the earthworms we found in the ground. </li></ul>3. Worms We can see the clitellum – that’s the thick part of the worm where the worm lays its cocoons. It’s always closest to the worm’s head.
  6. 6. <ul><li>After the worms were in, we put in some food scraps from the staff room bin. Worms like to eat: </li></ul>4. Food Scraps apple cores banana skins tea bags newspaper lettuce carrot eggshell celery cabbage
  7. 7. <ul><li>We put wet newspaper on top to cover the worms and keep it nice and dark and wet for them. </li></ul>5. Wet Newspaper
  8. 8. <ul><li>To look after our worm farm we will: </li></ul>6. Looking After Our Worm Farm Break the food into little pieces because worms have a scoop-mouth to eat. Check to see if they need food once a week and only feed them if needed. Make sure they are wet – but not too wet! Keep their home safe and dark for them.
  9. 9. <ul><li>After all this hard work – Why did we make a worm farm? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>… Because worm </li></ul><ul><li>poo and wee is </li></ul><ul><li>good for the garden! </li></ul><ul><li>… and it is good for </li></ul><ul><li>the environment too! </li></ul>

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