Students discover the concept of decomposition. They examine how it makes the soil more fertile and how it helps plants. They put a compost bin in their backyard and record their observations.
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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...
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Where Trash Goes
Raise environmental awareness with the first lesson plan of this series on waste management. Read a short story about a fifth grader's trip to a landfill and introduce the concepts reduce, reduce, recycle, and compost. Follow up with a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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,...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable