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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.