Life Cycle of Compost

As part of a study of the life cycle of compost, class members examine the differences between green waste disposal and backyard composting.

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CCSS: Adaptable

Instructional Ideas

  • Ask class groups to research local waste disposal companies, their green bin programs, and how they treat other waste materials
Classroom Considerations

  • Although the activity references specific resources available in the San Francisco Bay area, the exercise could be adapted to any locale

  • Complete directions, discussion questions, and a compost life cycle graphic organizer are included in the packet

  • None
Common Core