Like Mycelium in Mushrooms, Progressive Ed Spreads Through Second Grade at Orchard | Chapter 2: "Wompost" & World Wildlife Fund Offer
After building a strong community, discovering the impact of mushrooms, and eventually tackling a worm compost, students found themselves asking very important questions. Some of the questions had a bigger impact than they realized at the time. ICYMI: Click here to read chapter 1.
During an early observation, the students realized the amount of food waste they were producing each day was too much for the worms to handle. One student asked the question that would change the course of their work. “What happens when a worm eats too much!?” This led to second graders weighing their food waste on a daily basis in order to keep track of just how much waste they were producing, as well as a way to control how much food their “Wompost” can handle.