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Reduce Our Carbon Footprint, Let’s Compost!Lesson Planet
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
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: Why Bother?Lesson Planet
8th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
The first STEM lesson in a group of 10 explores composting. After discussing how to make a better tomorrow, classes are challenged to track garbage in their communities, visit a local waste management facility, and conduct a survey about...
Where Should It Go? Recycle? Compost? Incinerate? Landfill?Lesson Planet
K - 3rd
Students discuss what happens to trash after it is collected. They sort "clean" trash into groups depending on whether it should be recycled, incinerated, placed in a landfill, composted or if it is something we could avoid using.
Closing the Loop: A Game about TrashLesson Planet
4th - 8th
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...
Conservation in Small Places - CompostingLesson Planet
2nd - 5th
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...
Cycles of Matter and CompostingLesson Planet
4th CCSS: Adaptable
Engage learners with a instructional activity 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...
Tell Me More about Composting: Nature's RecyclersLesson Planet
3rd CCSS: Adaptable
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...