"Mama," my eight year old son said. "We need some newspapers, eggshells, and rotten banana peels."
"What?" I said. I couldn't imagine why anyone would need rotten banana peels.
"We're going to do an experiment," he announced.
"What kind of experiment, Bubba?"
"A worm experiment."
That piqued my interest. "Will we need worms for this?"
"Yeah, Mama. Lot's of them."
I collected the newspapers, eggshells, and a banana peel, which I'm sure will be rotten in about two days. Bubba collected the worms.
When we had all the materials, we dumped them into a container.
"Now what?" I asked.
"Now we wait for the worms to turn all of this into compost."
Ladies and gentlemen, this little experiment might take a while. But I'll keep you updated on how it turns out!