Spring is on its way, so get ready to bring some life into your classroom!!
As an artist and lover of all things living, great and small. I only rear silkworms for artistic and educational projects where the worms live out their FULL life cycle. Ethical silk!! I do not sell or promote these insects for live food purposes- hence- Happy Worms!
The Mulberry trees awakening, Spring is the best time for silkworm rearing.
Why choose silkworms?
- Silkworms are a fun and easy way to breath life into learning. With my kits you are able to incorporate silkworms into Maths, English, Science, History and Art!
- Silkworms can easily be reared indoors in the classroom
- take up little space
- the adult moths do not fly or eat!
- and are a good way to show children how important nature is to our everyday life (silk textiles being the product which the silkworm produces!)
You are able to see a complete life cycle play out in your classroom in only 8 weeks!!
From this website there are a number of products Available to help you to make education FUN. Kits for schools, Home and other additional products to help you to integrate silkworms into your lessons!!
My Specially constructed silkworm kits provide you with everything you need to successfully raise silkworms in your home/classroom. These kits include simple instructions to make raising your silkworms from egg too cocoon a fun and memorable experience for you and your class.
My Basic silkworm Kits include everything you need to grow up to 30 silkworms from egg to cocoon. This is perfect for using in both the classroom or bought for a home use! A small scale kit with the bare essentials, competitively priced.
My Complete Classroom Silkworm kits are specifically designed for schools. This includes 80-100 silkworms PLUS additional items and information/Booklets to incorporate into your lessons English, Maths, Science and Art! Giving your class an interesting and Fun approach to learning! An experience your class will never forget! The worksheets and book is designed with my experience in the educational environment. They are not available anywhere else or included in any other silkworm products on the market.
Basic Silkworm Kit Includes:
- 20 Silkworm Eggs OR 30 Small-Medium Living Silkworms
- Enough prepared silkworm food (Mulberry Chow) to raise your worms from egg to cocoon- prepared in a piping (this i have found is the easiest and cleanest way of feeding your worms!)
- Silkworm Home
- Mesh 2x sizes for ease of cleaning your silkworms
- Full & Easy instructions
Complete Classroom Silkworm Kit Includes:
- 80-100 silkworm eggs or worms (see description Here) (these are hatchlings in their 1st instar named ‘Kego’s’ in Chinese (2 per child in the class based on 33 children plus a few extra)
- Large Plastic container, a home for all your worms, large enough to have all 100 in the same container. This makes for ease of cleaning- However these can be separated out once they are past their critical stage of 2 weeks to each child, enabling them to care for their own pair of worms!
- Mesh for ease of cleaning- this is the easiest and time efficient way! 2 sizes of mesh to take into consideration worm growth
- All important Printed Instructions/ Care and development sheet.
- Class worksheets and classroom activity ideas for subjects English, Maths, Science and Art
- Paint Brush’s- when handling your silkworms, tweezers are not advised with children, as children are prone to applying too much pressure, therefore a paintbrush is supplied to gently bush any stragglers- (however little handling of the worms is the better)
- Mulberry Chow, enough food to get your silkworms to moth stage (400g of prepared mulberry chow in piping bags for easy feeding, 4 x 100g bags) Mulberry chow needs to be kept in the fridge (see description Here)
- Magnifying glasses x 5
- 5 spent cocoons
IMPORTANT: Food provided for the silkworms as Mulberry chow which is artificial food for the silkworms, however Mulberry leaves are the silkworms food, they predominately feed from the white mulberry: Morus Alba, which are deciduous- I would recommend feeding the silkworms on leaves rather than Artificial foods. The reason being it it far easier to feed the worms leaves, Mulberry chow is susceptible to going mouldy. Feeding silkworms Chow instead of leaves is the equivalent of eating a microwave meal and a steak!
I am able to include a young white mulberry tree or seeds for the school gardens for future silkworm projects with the Silkworm Kits
Worm Day Care-
Half day workshop includes:
The Complete Classroom Silkworm Kit- with worms or eggs
setting up the silkworm’s with the class
a talk to the students about the history of silkworms
Worm knowledge to help with their silkworm project!
Young Mulberry Tree for future silkworm rearing for your school!!
10 seeds for you to plant with your class!
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