BBC Good Food: Make Your Own Bath Bombs
Head over to the BBC Good Food website to try making your very own bath bombs! This is an easy kitchen project that kids will love!
RHS School Gardening: Mini Wormery
Learn where a worm likes to live and understand their importance for healthy soil and healthy plants.
Identify and name worms and have knowledge of their habitat
Understand how worms are adapted to their environment
2 litre clear, plastic bottles
Compost or soil or a mixture of both
A few worms per bottle
Water sprayer to dampen layers
Worm food – grated carrot, vegetable peelings, dead leaves, shredded newspaper
Cut the top off the bottles if pupils are too young to do this.
Use a sharp pencil to pierce a hole near top of bottle to make cutting easier.
1. Collect some worms from the garden. Look in the compost heap, under stones in damp places or dig a hole.
2. Cut the top ¼ off the bottle, to make a lid. Make a slit in the side of the lid so that the top can close over the bottom part.
3. Fill the bottle with alternating layers of sand, soil, sand, compost, sand etc. Spray each layer with water so that it is damp.
4. Add a few worms to the top of the bottle and watch them burrow down. Then add the ‘food’ to the top. Wash hands well after handling worms and compost.
5. Wrap the black cardboard around the bottle to make it dark. Worms do not like light and it will encourage them to burrow around the outside of the bottle so they can be observed.
6. Place the wormery in a warm place. Remove the cardboard for observation periods and record findings. Check that the contents are damp and that there is food available for the worms.
7. After 1 week, release the worms back into the garden.
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