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An Earthworm's Life (Nature Upclose)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Non-Fiction
Author, John Himmelman
ISBN 0516265350
In very simple language (appropriate for 4-8 year olds) the life of a worm is described.

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Bottle Biology An idea book for exploring the world through plastic bottles and other recyclable materials
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Non-fiction, lessons and classroom activities

Author Mrill Ingram

ISBN 084038601X

Observe decomposition in compost columns made from plastic bottles. Create model habitats and systems using two-liter soda pop bottles or plastic fil...

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Cathy's Crawly Composters
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - School Projects - Web site
Summary: Web site for a vermicomposting operation in Onatario, Canada.
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Composting in Schools
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Case Study - Classroom Lessons - Experiment - Glossary - Web site
Summary: This site is provided by the Cornell Waste Management Institute and Cornell University. Cornell Composting privides scientific inquiry for high school students as well as instructions for observing compost invertegrates and microorganisms, ideas for student...
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Compost-ology
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Glossary
Summary: The science of composting and vermicomposting is addressed at this Web site. Instructions include setting up a worm bin, feeding your worms, bin maintenance and troubleshooting, harvesting worms, using castings,anatomy-physiology-reproduction-development of wo...
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How to Eat Fried Worms
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: The story by Thomas Rockwell, How to Eat Fried Worms, is supported by a collection of electronic sites that provide activities, discussion questions, and quizzes related to the book. Included is a recipe for "worms" and biographical information on author Thoma...
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Master Composter
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: This site provides information on how to compost, how to use finished compost, the benefits of composting, what to compost, and many other topics related to home composting. You can compost with almost no effort or you can become an expert. The more you work a...
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Setting up a School Recycling and Waste Reduction Program
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - List - School Projects - Web site
Summary: An outline for establishing a school recycling program at school provides steps, educating the students, conducting waste audits, developing compost and more. Use their side bar and explore the various suggestions and examples.
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Squirmy Wormy Composters (The Primary Ecology Series)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Non-Fiction

Author, Bobbie Kalman

ISBN 0865055815

Squirmy Wormy is a "how to" book on vermicomposting. It offers clear illustrations and easy to understand language.

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Tools for Zero Waste Schools (K-12)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Links for kids and for teachers on zero waste projects include waste reduction, composting, vermi-composting, special topics, pollution prevention and songs.
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Urban Options
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Founded in 1978, Urban Options is a non-profit community agency which provides energy and environmental information and services. Urban Options seeks to improve the environmental quality of our Urban Spaces. We fulfill this mission through educational programs...
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Vermicomposting
Grade Level: Elementary - High School
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: Instruction on vermicomposting in the classroom, at home, and as an academic exercise are provided. Resources include fact sheets on the role of worms, worm and worm bin supply sources, classroom worm composting and an animated interactive game (The Adventure...
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Vermicomposting (Making Good use of Garbage!)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Vermicomposting fun facts, information, activities, music (including The Littlest Worm), and reasons to consider vermicomposting.
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Vermicomposting: Composting with Worms
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Instructions for composting with worms
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Wiggling Worms at Work
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Non-Fiction

Author, Wendy Pfeffer

ISBN 0064451882

In very simple language (appropriate for 4-8 year olds) the lives and contributions of worms are described. This book is a 40 page "Let's Read and Find Out Book"

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Worm away your garbage
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Recycled Products
Summary: This vermicomposting resource from Canada provides information, workshops, and products.
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Worm Bin Creatures Alive Through a Microscope
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Worm Bin Creatures Alive Through a Microscope provides a captivating look at rarely seen (close-up) organisms of the compost and worm bins. The video is 31 minutes and cost is $25 (July 2004).
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Worm Guide: A Vermicomposting Guide for Teachers (The)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This guide provides teachers with information on how to start and maintain a successful classroom worm bin. Includes the basics of vermicomposting, worm bin building plans, troubleshooting and fundraising tips, classroom activities, and useful case studies of...
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Worm Woman
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Mary Appelhof's site for worm composting resources, provides video clips, feature articles and activities,and WormEzine magainze (free monthly magazine on vermicomposting
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Worms Can Recycle Your Garbage
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials
Summary: Information, supplies, educational material for red wigglers, and other worms can be obtained. Includes instructions on building a worm bin.
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Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up & Maintain a Worm Composting System
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook
Summary: NonFiction (Lesson, Text)

Author Mary Appelhof

ISBN 0942256107

This has been long considered the definitive guide to vermicomposting by Mary Appelhoff). Authors Mary Appelhof. Topics include how to set up bins, what kinds of wo...

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Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook
Summary: NonFiction

Authors Mary Appelhof, Mary Frances Fenton and Barbara Loss Harris

ISBN 0-942256-05-0This classroom activity book complements "Worms Eat My Garbage" (the definitive guide to vermicomposting by Mary Appelhoff).

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