Make the Most of Compost!

What do decomposers and a compost have in common? Decomposers help a compost break down, or decompose, things that can biodegrade and become similar matter. Watch a video that explores the science of composts.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Recreate the activity in the classroom, making the content more relevant and offering an opportunity to observe a compost
  • Make a worksheet to go along with the video that pupils can complete as they watch
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have a basic understanding of soil composition and organic vs inorganic matter
  • Part of a life science video series 
  • Be aware of comments and ads on YouTube
Pros

  • Offers suggestions for making a compost on your own
  • Speaker is enthusiastic
Cons

  • The speaker delivers the information very quickly
Common Core