Find out how worms are being used as composters for everything
from old supermarket produce to cow manure to school cafeteria food
Students are introduced to red wigglers. These worms convert decomposing
produce into plant fertilizer.
Length: 9:46 Grade Level: 4-7
The "Tiny Creatures: Worms" video program and curriculum
guide provide opportunities for students to learn:
- How red wigglers can be used to convert a waste product into
- How worm castings can be produced for personal or commercial
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a Worm Composting System. Flowerfield Press, 1982.
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for a Better Environment. Flowerfield Press, 1993.
Christopher, Thomas and Marty Asher. Compost This Book! The
Art of Composting for Your Yard, Your Community, and the Planet.
Sierra Club Books, 1994.
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Coldrey, Jennifer. Discovering Worms. Bookwright Press,
Glaser, Linda. Compost: Growing Gardens From Your Garbage.
Millbrook Press, 1996.
Hansen, Nancy. Let's Compost. Alberta Ecotrust, 1994. To
order, call 403-282-6956.
Kalman, Bobby and Janine Shaub. Squirmy Wormy Composters.
Crabtree Publishing Company, 1992.
Lavies, Bianca. Compost Critters. Dutton Children's Books,
Payne, Binet. The Worm Café: Mid-Scale Vermicomposting
of Lunchroom Wastes. Flower Press, 1999.
Trautmann, Nancy M. and Marianne E. Krasny. Composting in the
Classroom: Scientific Inquiry for High School Students. Kendall/Hunt
tiny, one-celled organisms; some bacteria cause disease; some
bacteria are used to create cheese
casting: worm excrement that is cast off or out
compost: a mixture that consists largely of decayed organic
matter and is used for fertilizing land