After figuring out the role that mold is playing in our Dead Plants Columns, we had lots of figuring out to do about worms. We weren't really sure the role they were playing, so our next focus would be on worms!
While we are out of school due to COVID-19, we are attempting our figuring out remotely.
So we've read an article about what worms eat and even watched a video (linked below) about worms that belong to a home gardener. These data sourced have enabled us to figure out not only what they do in our Dead Plants Columns, but what happens when they've spent time significant time there!
Since we figured out about worms' diet and that their castings enrich the soil, we built out various mathematical models to represent what was going on. We attempted to use Google Chats to discuss each model, including their benefits and limitations in representing the phenomenon.
Mrs. Brinza attempted to use Screencastify to help the class pull various models together into a consensus model!
All this figuring out enabled us to make sense of what's been going on in our Dead Plants Columns as it relates to worms...the shrinking plant size and the darkening color were all due to the worm of worms!