Case of the Missing Pumpkin

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 pumpkins to decompose, and interpret results of experiment in small groups. Finally, they discuss the purpose and importance of composting and recycling.

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Grade
K - 6th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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