Today we went searching for different kinds of leaves outside our school. We found some evergreen trees with spruce, pine, holly, and ivy leaves. We also found some deciduous trees with several other leaves including beech, magnolia, sycamore, field maple, and oak leaves. We also found a few pine cones. When we found all we needed we went back inside and made leaf glitter by crunching the leafs. After that we glued them on posters to give to our teachers. Ecology was great! We all had a good time.
Worms are interesting creatures. Worms are both boys and girls. You can care for worms yourself.
This is how:
Take a container, such as a jar. Rip newspaper into strips. Wet the strips, then put them in your container. Finally, put the worms in. The worms will multiply very quickly.
Worms can eat half of their own body weight each day. You can feed them compost, such as the peel from an orange. Do not feed the worm too much. Caring for worms is fun! You should try it!
Our thanks to Trecia Neal at the Fernbank Science Center for teaching us about worms and composting at our October Chesnut Changers Ecology Club meeting.