Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 11:11:37 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Worm Viewer
>I have bookmarked your web site and can see I'll
>be visiting often.
>I'm a homeschooler and want to make a worm viewer.
>On the Worms page the link to the worm viewer isn't
>working and looking at the Thinking Fountain page there
>are no instructions there. Are the instruction hidden
>on another page I can't find.
>Thanks for your help
I'm glad to hear about your interest in worms. No the worm
viewer isn't on a web page yet. I can describe my favorite
viewer to you though, it is fairly easy to make.
Cut the top part of the soda bottle off.
Place the aluminum can in the bottom part of the plastic bottle.
Fill the area around the can with dirt.
Slightly moisten the dirt.
Add your worms.
Wrap dark construction paper around the outside of the bottle.
Cover the open top with a piece of cardboard.
The soda can will push the worms to the outer edges of the
bottle, and the paper around the outside keeps it nice and
dark for them. You should be able to remove the paper
every so often and see the worms and their tunnels easily.
*The hardest part is keeping the dirt moist and feeding them.
If you have any other questions please let me know.
Take a picture of your worm viewer and send it to me,
I'll include it on the web site.
Good luck on your project.
- 2 liter plastic pop bottle
- dark construction paper
- empty can of soda