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15 Dec 2017
What’s Under Our Feet!

Worm 250wPrimary 6 took part in an investigation organised by EDF Energy who launched ‘the Pod’ to help children understand the sustainable use of energy. It also involved the RSPB.  The purpose of the whole thing was to see if birds go to certain places at certain times, and what kind of habitat they prefer. We watched a film to tell us how to do the investigation. 

Dr Molyneux put us into groups. We went outside and to choose the place for the investigation, we threw a pencil over our shoulder to make sure it was at random. We used rulers to measure a square 30cm by 30 cms (12 inches) and we used spades to take off the top layer of grass. This was quite tricky.  Then we proceeded to go through the layer of turf, looking for all bugs and particularly worms. We found some worms and put them into petri dishes, then weighed and measured them. This was really fun! After we had weighed the worms and recorded the measurements on worksheets, we returned the worms to the soil and put the turf back gently on top. Then we went back to the class, and put all the tools away. Obviously, we cleaned the tools and washed our hands. 

Dr Molyneux put the results into the website.  We will repeat the whole thing again in February and May.
 

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