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Dirty Decomposers

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Do not let the class just sit and rot. Pupils learn how decomposition and nutrient recycling is important to an ecosystem. Groups design an experiment to determine how environmental conditions affect decomposition. They develop a poster...
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Worm Your Way Out of This

For Teachers 3rd Standards
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...
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Rotting Away

For Teachers 2nd Standards
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 activity about living organisms. After reading Log Cabin by Anne...
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2002 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad National Exam - Part III

For Students 9th - 12th
Two laboratory problems are put forth for chemistry learners. They are to plan and carry out an experiment that will answer each of the questions. The first asks them to investigate a relationship between the surface area of a potato and...
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Reduce Our Carbon Footprint, Let’s Compost!

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
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...
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Compost Tag

For Teachers K - 5th
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...
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The Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Hear how carbon functions on our earth and the purpose it serves. The carbon cycle is illustrated with narration for your junior high or high school biologists. Global temperature increase is also included, though the clip cuts off...
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Carbon Cycle Cartoon

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This animated cartoon is a great resource to show your middle school learners as they study the carbon cycle. Each step is explained and shown simply for your young scientists. Human impact is also portrayed to encourage environmental...
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Five Major Chemical Reactions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Instruct your chemistry stars on the five different classes of chemical reactions with text, computer animation, and narrative. This video is short and to the point. Embed it into your PowerPoint or SmartBoard presentation when teaching...
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A Design You’ll Dig: Designing a Habitat for Worms

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover how worms contribute to the balance of the environment. In this composting instructional activity, students study the composting and decomposition processes. Students then create habitats for worms that allow them to do...
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Building Soil Nature's Way: Exploring decomposition and soil health

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore decomposition and soil health by creating their own garden.  In this agriculture lesson, students build a "lasagna garden" with organic matter found in the area and plant perennials native to their region.  Students are...
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The Nitrogen Cycle

For Teachers 5th
The nitrogen cycle is the focus of a well-designed science lesson. In it, learners see that plants and animals produce waste products and decompose after death. Many of the waste products include nitrogen which is absobed by other...
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Catalysts and Enzymes

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Biochemists experiment with the oxothermic decomposition of hydrogen dioxide by adding manganese dioxide. They observe how pepsin enhances the action of acid on the digestion of egg white proteins. They use yeast to make bread rise. All...
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Types of Chemical Reactions

For Teachers 10th - 12th
This PowerPoint presentation is sure to support your lesson on chemical reactions. Colorful diagrams and pictures, solubility tables and rules, clever animations and diagrams make teaching these concepts a cinch! Your chemistry...
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Case of the Missing Pumpkin

For Teachers K - 6th
Scientists define and discuss decomposition, and watch pumpkins decompose and return to soil in classroom experiment. They record the date the experiment began, chart changes in pumpkins on a calendar, count how many days it takes...
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WS 4.6 Types of Reactions

For Students 10th - 12th
In this chemical reactions activity, students are given the reactants of equations and must complete each equation by writing the products and balancing the equation. They must also identify the type of reaction.
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Types of Reactions

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
In this reactions worksheet, students complete the given reactions by writing the products. Students do examples of composition, decomposition, single replacement, double replacement, and combustion reactions. This worksheet has 54...
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Chemical reactions: physical states, reactions types

For Students 10th
A list of word reactions are given. Your class should write balanced equations, along with giving the reaction type and physical states.
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Compost Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
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...
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Garbage in the Garden

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students create their own compost.  In this soil lesson, students fill a bag with waste and soil, in order to create a mini compost bin. Students observe the baggies over a 6 week period, they record their findings and collect data on...
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Sample Midyear Examination (Chemistry and Biology)

For Students 7th - 12th
A 12-page midterm exam sample can be given to young scientists in preparation for an exam. This particular installment is geared toward a class that delves into both ecology and chemistry concepts. There is no way to separate the 50...
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Organic Matter

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Written for an agriculture curriculum, this presentation on organic matter is also informative for gardening or horticulture classes. It details the chemical makeup, affecting factors, functions, maintenance, and composting to create a...
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Pumpkin Time

For Teachers K - 2nd
In these two lessons, science learners participate in various activities involving pumpkins. They investigate and research the life cycle of a pumpkin. They observe pumpkin growth and decomposition. Finally, they estimate and measure...
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Marine Debris

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Now is the time to educate tomorrow's citizens to care for the planet, and here is a lesson to help facilitate the process. Collect some marine debris and bring it into class. Have your class separate it into types and then test each...