Dirty Decomposers

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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 to present their findings.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the detailed carrot rotting experiment for those needing more structure
Classroom Considerations

  • Uses time spread across a couple of class periods for final presentation prep and presentations
Pros

  • Provides readings for an introduction
  • Includes suggestions for extensions
  • Contains ways to conduct an after-lesson assessment
Cons

  • None
NGSS