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Selecting Soil Organisms in Compost

Students conduct an experiment to demonstrate that many of the enzyme systems needed to break down society's wastes exist in nature among the decomposers in a compost pile. They culture compost bacteria on starch agar to examine the decomposition action of the bacteria.

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Grade
12th - Higher Ed
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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