Noke, noke, neke, neke, nuku, nuku, nā. Even worms are doing their thing for the environment!
A programme aimed at junior students to discover the important role worms can play in our waste management system. Students search for worms, create their own mini worm farm to take back to school, and learn how to care for these amazing creatures.
|Year level||0 to 4|
|Curriculum level||1 to 2|
|Availability||Available year round|
|Times||9.30am to 11.30am or 12.30pm to 2.30pm|
|Site||EcoDepot/EcoDrop (Metro Place Bromley)
Curator's House Botanic Gardens
|Number of students||Maximum of 30|
|Requirements||Each student needs to bring an empty, clean 1.5 litre plastic soft drink bottle and a newspaper.|
Sustainability, personal and social responsibility for action, waste heirarchy, natural cycles for dealing with waste, wormfarming, organic waste.
Students will discover the magic of worm casts – the result of busy worms transforming kitchen organics into great compost for our soils. During this programme, students will discuss the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling. Specifically designed for young children, this guided process will help students build a worm farm to take home.
Students may be able to:
|Learning areas||Strands||Curriculum level||Achievement objectives|
|Technology||Technological practice||1||Planning for practice|
|Technology||Technological practice||1 and 2||Brief development|
|Technology||Technological practice||1 and 2||Brief development
|Technology||Nature of technology||1 and 2||Characteristics of technology
Characteristics of technological outcomes
|Science||Living world||1 and 2||Life processes
|Science||Material world||1 and 2||Properties of matter|
|Science||Nature of science||1 and 2||Investigating in science
Participating and contributing
|Science||Planet Earth and beyond||1 and 2||Earth systems
|Social sciences||Resources and economic activities||1||Understands that people have different roles and responsibilities as part of their participation in groups|
|Social sciences||Place and environment||2||Understand that people have social, cultural and economic roles, rights and responsibilities
Understand how people make choices to meet their needs and wants
|Health and physical education||Personal health and physical development||1 and 2||A3 Safety management|
|Health and physical education||Relationships with other people||1||C3 Interpersonal skills|
|Health and physical education||Healthy communities and environments||2||D3 Rights, responsibilities and laws|
"The children were engaged all the time and asked some very interesting questions. The educator was very helpful with ideas about how to make a school worm farm." – Teacher, Years 1–3