Use this wormery activity to find out how important worms are and how they help soil health.
Ages 3+ (adult supervision)
This activity is designed to show the importance of worms for soil health. The use of different layers of soil and sand makes any mixing performed by worms more obvious. By putting food for the worms on top of the soil layers, students will be able to observe how nutrients are brought down into the soil.
There are a few preparation steps for this activity. All of these can be done with children or by an adult independently. Including children is great for learning but will extend the length of the activity. Detailed step-by-step guidance is given below.