Earthworms are really important in agriculture, as they churn up the soil, allowing air to pass through. They are also great at decomposing plants and animals which gives the soil nutrients. It’s thought that in some places, growing crops would not be possible without these little guys!
To use Worm Farm, simply collect some soil and layer it with the yellow and red sand (included) into the clear, sturdy plastic bottle that is provided. The colourful six page instruction guide, complete with diagrams, provides information about collecting worms, what to feed them and the different parts of a worm. Watch as the worms move through the soil and try some fascinating experiments such as seeing how far they can move the coloured gravel through their new home. The clear bottle allows for easy viewing of your new slithering critters but the kit does come with a privacy screen to keep the worms in darkness.
Worm Farm includes:
- Worm Farm bottle
- Screw top lid
- 2 x Mesh inserts
- Card privacy screen
- Stabilizing base moulding
- Red and yellow coloured sands
- 6 Page colour instructions
Worms, soil and food are not included.
Recommended for ages six and over. Adult supervision is required. Not suitable for children three years and under.
Worm Farm bottle size: 135 x 155 x 55mm
Packaging size: 215 x 170 x 70mm
Worm Farm 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