Looking for clean, easy to keep, cheap to feed pets? It may surprise you, but worms tick all those boxes. Breed, feed and observe your own worms with this fun, long lasting and engaging science kit!
The Worm Farm Hoedown Underground kit allows budding oligochaetologists to uncover the importance of worms in our ecosystem by observing them as they go about their daily routines. By growing gardens for your pet worms to play in, you will be able to witness how they help plants grow. When worms tunnel through dirt, they increase the amount of air and water that can get into the soil. Similarly, worm poo makes great plant food! With this kit, you’ll be able to see the Earth’s best gardeners in action. The Worm Farm Hoedown can also be combined with Ant Jungle Colony to create an even bigger ecosystem for your underground critters.
What’s included in the box:
Please note that worms are not included in the kit. This kit is suitable for scientists over the age of six, however, children under the age of eight are recommended to have adult help in constructing the kit. Not suitable for children aged three years and under.
Packaging dimensions: 320 x 195 x 80mm
Worm Farm Hoedown Underground also makes a great classroom teaching resource. This product can be used in classroom activities that align with the Australian Curriculum.
Foundation - ACSSU002
Living things have basic needs, including food and water
Year 1 - ACSSU017
Living things have a variety of external features
Year 1 - ACSSU211
Living things live in different places where their needs are met
Year 2 - ACSSU030
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves
Year 3 - ACSSU044
Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things
Year 4 - ACSSU072
Living things have life cycles
Year 4 - ACSSU073
Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive
Year 6 - ACSSU094
The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment
Year 7 - ACSSU112
Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs