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New Review Reduce Our Carbon Footprint, Let’s Compost!
Roll up your sleeves and get a little dirty with this elementary and middle school compost lesson. All you need is a large plastic container, a couple old newspapers, some organic waste, and a few hundred worms and you're ready to start composting in your classroom.
4th - 8th Science 16 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Closing the Loop: A Game about Trash
Dice and playing cards are used to play a "resourceful" board game! Correct answers to questions on the cards get garbage to be reused, recycled, or composted, while incorrect answers get garbage sent to the landfill. Landfill points are negative, while the others all earn positive scores.
4th - 8th Science 35 Views 32 Downloads
New Review Worm Your Way Out of This
How can you provide healthy soil for your garden? Study worms, bacteria, and other microorganisms in a activity about decomposition and organic compost. After discussing what you know about worms and watching a video, watch what worms do and make your own compost.
3rd Science 5 Views 5 Downloads
New Review Rotting Away
What happens at the end of a plant's life cycle? Show kids the natural way that plants show that they're decomposing, as well as the importance of compost, with a lesson about living organisms. After reading Log Cabin by Anne Schreiber, they work on a coloring worksheet and identify the organisms mentioned in the book.
2nd Science 3 Views 1 Download
Conservation in Small Places - Composting
A fabulous lesson introduces the art of composting to your gardeners. In it, youngsters learn about the composting process and how it actually works. They discuss the environmental benefits of composting, and use the "lasagna" method when preparing a compost pile for their spring planting.
2nd - 5th Science 5 Views 13 Downloads
If you are looking for how to introduce elementary environmentalists to the process of composting, here is a comprehensive outline for making it happen. The plan is to set this up at the beginning of a school year in order to observe the complete decomposition process, from food and leaves, to humus.
3rd - 6th Science 8 Views 5 Downloads
What You Can Recycle
Go hunting for recyclables in the second lesson in this series on conservation. Using the included scavenger hunt worksheet, learners search their homes for paper, glass, metal, and plastic items that can be recycled as well as food waste that can be composted.
3rd - 5th Science 18 Views 15 Downloads
Build an Indoor Compost Bin
Students write an essay to describe the contents of a compost bin. In this composting instructional activity, students create a compost bin. Students examine soil for its contents and explains in an essay the impact of the soil on the environment.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Composting By Kids
Composting is a fascinating process. In this science instructional activity, 3rd graders go to the computer lab and view a slideshow on composting, then work in groups to complete a concept map on the topic they were assigned. The internet links and blackline masters needed to complete the instructional activity are included.
3rd Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Composting is a great way to get children involved in recycling. First, they discuss how biodegradable products decompose to make compost. Then, they talk about what can and cannot be composted. They play a game similar to around the world where they toss a ball to each other, calling out compostable materials.
K - 5th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Pre-School Composting and Recycling!
You can never be too young to get involved in composting or recycling. Here is a lesson plan that has been made for the very littlest learners and it's all about the importance of conservation. They'll sort compostable and recyclable objects, and then create a classroom composting bin.
Pre-K Science 5 Views 5 Downloads
A Design You’ll Dig: Designing a Habitat for Worms
Students discover how worms contribute to the balance of the environment. In this composting lesson, students study the composting and decomposition processes. Students then create habitats for worms that allow them to do their jobs.
6th - 8th Science 6 Views 25 Downloads
Nutrients Nutrients We Need
Second graders examine the six nutrients humans need to maintain good heath. In this ecosystem lesson, 2nd graders learn about how plants grow and compare how humans need nutrients from plants to how plants need nutrients from the soil. The students will create compost in a bottle to deepen their knowledge.
2nd Science 5 Views 28 Downloads
Sort and Color!
Sorting is a very important skill that can be used in math and even science. Learners get familiar with some environmentally friendly vocabulary terms as they practice separating objects that can be recycled from those that can't. They discuss concepts such as composting, reusing, and landfills before creating colorful posters all about recycling.
K - 1st Science 9 Views 8 Downloads