Wonderful Worms – Grade 1-6

Activity Introduction

Learners will learn about earthworms and what they like to eat during this experimental activity.

Grade: 1-6

Resources Required: Learner Worksheets, Materials to make a worm bin (two large, rectangular plastic bins, a drill, a flowerpot or brick, some potting soil mixed with compost, old newspaper, worms, vegetable and fruit scraps)

Key Concepts & Skills: Recycling and compost, Living and non-living things, ecosystems and foodwebs

Extra Notes: This would work well as an eco-club activity

Level of teacher facilitation: Moderate - High

Curriculum links: Natural Science & Technology, Life Skills

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Reflect on Lesson


  1. We started our school worm farm this year using 3 cleaned pool chemical buckets and plant pots as spacers (Glass jars work well as spacers too. We have already harvested a few bottles of worm tea. We have instituted a Cone Tower(similar to a Spiral Garden) and have placed a worm tube through the centre to feed the layers. This is such a valuable resource – free organic fertilizer. The lesson will supplement what we already practice.