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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
Build an Indoor Compost Bin
Young scholars write an essay to describe the contents of a compost bin. In this composting lesson, students create a compost bin. Young scholars 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
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 instructional 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
Know Your 3Rs!
Turn young learners into conservationists with the first lesson of this series on waste management. Use the included pictures and definitions to teach the key vocabulary reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost. Search magazines, newspapers, and the Internet for images to include on a class bulletin board to reinforce these concepts.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 12 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
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
Tell Me More about Composting: Nature's Recyclers
Does your class know about nature's recyclers? The class is introduced to three types of composting, how it works, and why it is good for the environment. They will go outside in search of five items: a dead tree or log, a live tree, a live leaf, a dead leaf, and a mushroom.
3rd Science 8 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Pre-School Composting and Recycling!
You can never be too young to get involved in composting or recycling. Here is a lesson 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
Composting By Kids
Composting is a fascinating process. In this science lesson, 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 lesson 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
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
Cycles of Matter and Composting
Engage learners with a lesson on the flow of energy through the food chain, producers, consumers, decomposers, and the interconnectedness of natural systems. They watch a series of videos showing the decomposition process through composting, participate in a composting play, and discuss liquid and solid waste.
4th Science 20 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sort the Compost Bin
Young scholars discover what compost is. In this composting lesson, students view a sample of a compost bin and define what the purpose of compost is. Young scholars discuss what the compost bin consists of and sort the compost bin into the green parts and brown parts.
Pre-K - 2nd Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Worms are such fun little creatures, and they do so many exciting things! Little learners explore what worms do as they read a class story and participate in a mock worm experiment. They read the story; Squirmy Wormy Composters by Bobbie Kalman and Janine Schaub as they discuss how a worm moves, is physically structured, and can stretch.
1st Science 14 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable