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Students will participate in a hands-on exploration of a worm farm to meet the miners of the compost heap. These are nature’s workers turning our food scraps into magic fertiliser. Students will discover how they can take actions in their home and school for a more sustainable future. 
 

What happens?

  • Learn about the lifecycle of a worm.
  • Explore a worm farm to discover the minibeasts that live there
  • Discover the importance of worm farms in reducing waste in our environment
 
Stages: ​ES1, Stage 1, Stage 2
Themes: ​Minibeasts, Sustainability, Waste,  Lifecycles
Location: ​Wollongong Botanic Garden
Price: ​$13 per student
Contact ​4227 7667; botanicgarden@wollongong.nsw.gov.au
 

Curriculum Links

ES1

STe-8NE: identifies the basic needs of living things
STe-4WS: explores their immediate surroundings by questioning, observing using their senses and communicating to share their observations and ideas
STe-2VA: demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures

Stage One

ST1-9ES: Identifies ways that people use science in their daily lives to care for the environment and the Earth’s resources
ST1-10LW: describes external features, changes in and growth of living things
ST1-11LW: describes ways that different places in the environment provide for the needs of living things
ST1-2VA: demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures

Stage Two

ST2-10LW: describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features
ST2-11LW: describes ways that science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions on the environment and on the survival of living things
ST2-2VA: demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures
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