A few weeks ago, students at both OAS and Adams spent some time learning about the decomposition cycle. The lesson was a lot of fun because after listening to me talk about FBI (fungus, bacteria, insects), organic matter, recycling and worm poop; all the kids were given a scoop of worm bin contents to sort through.
The kids all squealed, mostly in delight, when they found a worm (or cocoon or mite or beetle).
They played worm bin bingo and looked at fact cards describing each critter found in the bin (except the mouse which made all the k/1’s scream like crazy).
This is one of four worm bins we have at OAS. They are brilliant because you cannot overwater the worms; water flows right through and the finished compost falls through as well. Bill is a fabulous resource for building and maintaining these.