Building a Vermicomposter
This project will have you and your action team becoming master builders of a novel, garbage-guzzling machine that eats, breathes, and wriggles – a vermicomposter! You will build a vermicomposter that uses red wiggler worms to transform your organic waste that would normally be sent to the dump, into a natural fertilizer that helps us grow all sorts of tasty treats.
Students engage in a variety of hands-on activities in the classroom allowing them to:
• learn about the advantages and disadvantages of composting
• learn how their city disposes of waste and identify ways to reduce solid wastes at school and at home
• evaluate their own waste by determining how much of their lunch waste is recyclable, organic and garbage
• build their own vermicomposter in order to reduce organic waste going to the landfill
Source:Learning for a Sustinable Future - EcoLeague
Resource Type:Lesson Plan
Subject(s):Science, Social Studies,
Topic:Recycling and Waste Management, Taking Action,
Level:Primary / ElementaryIntermediate / Middle
Grade: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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