This week Year 5 spent our science lessons worm charming and creating several class wormeries.
At the start of Wednesday morning the class headed outside to have a go at worm charming. For those of you who don’t know what worm charming is, it is the use of a range of techniques to attract worms out of the ground. We tried several techniques including making different sounds on the ground (the vibrations apparently make the worms head to the surface) and pouring soapy water on the ground (the soap is meant to irritate the worms skin and bring them up).
Having collected our worms we had to now build somewhere for them to live. Each table had collected enough worms to build a wormery each, so as a class we built 5 wormeries. To create our wormeries we had to put 3 different layers of soil type into old sweet jars and a fish-tank, before adding some carrot peels and potato skins for food.
We will continue to care for and check on our worms each week, as we learn more about habitats and life cycles.