Earlier this school year I started a worm farm. The purpose was the show the kids how worms help in the decomposition process. As well, I wanted to use the worm soil (castings) for a science project in the Sprig. Well, we’re finally here.
NASA does experiments with plant seeds to see how they’ll hold up in space exploration. The organization sends seeds into space and then plants them back on earth to monitor their growth. They share the seeds with schools in order to allow students to give feedback as well.
My class is going to do some experiments. We’re right on the heels of the school wise STEM Science Fair. Which by the way the students learned a lot, had fun and gained a better understanding of the scientific method. With all that in mind, we going to see how well these “alien tomato” plants will grow compared to normal tomato plants. We’re going to use 3 different medium to spice it up as well. We’ll use “dirt”, “worm compost” and regular compost. (We’ve been maintaining a school wide composter on the playground since October. )
I’ll post some pics as we get started on this project.