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The Rotten Truth

Middle schoolers demonstrate and explain the decomposition process. They list the methods and ingredients for making compost. Each pair is provided with a Ziploc quart bag. Students are provided with a "Decay Buffet." They place one small piece of each item into their bags. They then add 1/2 cup of soil to their bags and lightly mist the contents with a plant mister. Middle schoolers create a compost bag journal where they observe their bags and record what they see happening inside.

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6th - 8th
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Lesson Plans
21 days
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
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