Tell Me More about Composting: Nature's Recyclers

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Does your class know about nature's recyclers? The class is introduced to three types of composting, how it works, and why it is good for the environment. They will go outside in search of five items: a dead tree or log, a live tree, a live leaf, a dead leaf, and a mushroom. They'll make careful observations as to the types of earth and insects found near each item. Additionally, they take samples of earth and leaves which they will use in a class experiment. Pupils also construct a Berlese funnel to see exactly who is helping nature complete her composting. The lesson is amazing and totally worth checking out!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Resource Details

Grade
3rd
Subjects
Environment
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Year
2011
Usage Permissions
Fine Print
Common Core