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148 resources with the concept decomposition

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Where Does Al the Waste Go?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students construct a sanitary mini-landfill and an open mini-dump. Over a thirty day period, they compare the two methods and determine landfills are envorinmentally safer. They observe a demonstration of burning waste. They create...
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Let's Make a Compost Cake

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students create a compost cake. In this gardening and decomposition science lesson, students review and describe the "nutrient cycle." Students create a compost pile, measure and record the dimensions and temperature of the pile, and...
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A Symphony of Decomposers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discover decomposition. In this environmental lesson plan, students explore different types of decomposers and their role within the ecosystem. Students also discover how waste interferes with the decomposition process.
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Case of the Missing Pumpkin

For Teachers K - 8th
Learners explore the process of decomposition. In this science lesson plan, students carve a pumpkin and observe as it decomposes. Learners compare the changes to an uncarved pumpkin. Students write about the disappearing pumpkin.
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Forest Decomposition

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore decomposition. Students define and describe  components of the decomposition process. Learners make a composter in a terrarium. Students record observations and changes weekly, drawing conclusions about the results of...
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Worm Composting

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss worm composting. In this decomposition lesson, 2nd graders look at the anatomy of the worm and how it eats food. They have their own worm bin and review what foods can and can not be given to the worms for...
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Layers of the Forest- Leaf Litter

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students conduct an experiment. In this temperate forest lesson, students discuss what kind of animal life can be found in the forest. They read The Magic School Bus Meets the Rot Squad: A Book About Decomposition and complete an...
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Soil Treasure Hunt

For Teachers K - 4th
Students explore the concept of soil and decomposition. In this soil and decomposition lesson, students investigate bags of soil. Students then learn how  animals and other organisms help in the decomposition process. 
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Recycling

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore the recycling process. In this recycling lesson, students gain understanding of how garbage is disposed of. Students makes lists of things that can be recycled. Students discuss how animals and plants are damaged by...
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Slow Rot or Not?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine how environmental factors affect decomposition. For this decomposition lesson, 5th graders experiment with the decomposition of grapes in five different environmental settings. They look at images of items that have...
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Types of Chemical Reactions Lab

For Students 9th - 12th
For this chemical reactions worksheet, students experiment with several different reactions and identify each as a single replacement, double replacement, synthesis, decomposition or combustion reaction. Students observe the changes in...
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Let's Build a Worm Bin

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the process of decomposition. In this ecology and measurement lesson, students prepare a worm home to be used for vermicomposting. Students weigh a group of worms and the added food, recording this information on a data...
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Compost in a Bag!

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders experiment to see which objects decompose. In this compost lesson, 4th graders observe the changes of labeled objects in a bag. Leave the objects for one month and record the changes by observation and weight. Students...
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Now You See It, Now You Don't

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore organic and inorganic objects. In this environmental lesson students perform a composting experiment using flowers in different soils. Students record their observations.
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Composting Conundrum

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students research cafeteria composting. In this composting lesson, students design a vessel that would allow the cafeteria staff to collect food scraps for composting. Then students build a prototype and present it to the class. Lastly...
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Types of Reactions

For Students 9th - 12th
In this types of reactions worksheet, students balance 5 chemical equations and identify the type of reaction. They read 3 scenarios and identify the type of reaction going on in each situation.
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A Chemical Balancing Act

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students decompose glucose and write an equation for the reaction. For this decomposition reaction lesson plan, students burn a sample of glucose and test the products for water using cobalt chloride paper. They write a balanced equation...
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Six Types of Reactions

For Students 9th - 12th
In this types of chemical reactions worksheet, students fill in 5 blanks with the proper type of chemical reaction described in the sentence. Students balance 5 equations and identify the type of chemical reaction for each equation.
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Classifying Chemical Reactions

For Students 9th - 12th
In this chemical reactions worksheet, high schoolers learn about the 5 types of chemical reactions as well as endothermic and exothermic reactions. Students are given 5 equations to balance and they identify the type of reaction for each...
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Identifying Reaction Types

For Students 9th - 12th
For this reactions worksheet, high schoolers are given nine chemical reactions to identify as single replacement, double replacement, synthesis or decomposition reactions.
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Balancing Equations and Identifying Reaction Types

For Students 9th - 12th
In this balancing equations activity, students balance twelve equations by placing the proper coefficients in front of reactants and products and they identify the type of reaction each equation represents.
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Balancing Chemical Reactions II

For Students 9th - 12th
In this balancing equations worksheet, high schoolers balance 10 equations and indicate the type of reaction as synthesis, decomposition or single replacement.
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Name the Type of Reaction

For Students 10th - 12th
In this types of reactions activity, learners name 10 reactions and indicate if they are synthesis, decomposition, single or double replacement of combustion reactions.
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Predicting Products and Balancing

For Students 10th - 12th
For this balancing chemical equations worksheet, students solve 10 problems. They complete the reactions, name the type of reaction such as synthesis, decomposition, or single replacement and then balance the equation.