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148 resources with the concept decomposition

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Energy Resources Scavenger Hunt

For Students 6th - 8th
In this environment learning exercise, students complete each of the statements with its correct energy resource. They identify and name various types of plants and rocks. Students also identify and explain how fertilizer works and how...
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Fossil Fuel Scavenger Hunt

For Students 6th - 8th
In this earth science worksheet, students complete each of the statements with the correct fossil fuel. They identify when and where electricity first became available. Students also define fossil fuels and where they first got their...
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The Nitrogen Cycle

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate the nitrogen cycle and examine the concepts of decomposition and nitrification. Students participate in a class discussion about the creation of waste and ammonia compounds, then using nitrogen cycle cut-outs...
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Dirty Decomposers

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders design and conduct experiments to determine what environmental factors favor decomposition by soil microbes. They use chunks of carrot for the materials to be decomposed, and their experiments are carried out in plastic...
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Activity #19 Oxygen For Yeast

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students observe and record what occurs when yeast is added to hydrogen peroxide. They indicate why a chemical reaction (decompostion) must have occurred during the experiement. Pupils explain why yeast was used. Students comprehend the...
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Down the Drain

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore what problems might occur if oxygen decreases in a body of water. They model what happens in a situation where decomposition is occurring. Students obtain, organize, graph, and interpret information. They i interpret...
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Rate of Decomposition

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students experiment with the decomposition rate of garbage. They discover that environments are fragile and need to be protected and resources are not always used wisely. They then think about their own environment and then about the...
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Forest Floor Terrarium

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils study the aspects of a forest floor ecosystem, including decomposition, the water cycle, food webs, the needs of living things, and physical vs. chemical change over an extended period. In addition, students conduct observations...
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Environment: Banana-in-a-Jar Experiment

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students conduct experiments using bananas sealed in jars to observe the effects on biodegradable waste in landfills. They cover the lid with a plastic sandwich bag to create an airtight seal. Students observe how the oxygen is used...
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TE Activity: How Fast Can a Carrot Rot?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students experiment to define which environmental factors favor decomposition by soil microbes. They decompose carrots in dirt, weigh the carrots periodically to determine how long it takes. They look at how engineers use this type of...
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Decomposition, Soil, and Life Cycle Research

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students conduct background research on the decomposition process, soil composition, and the life cycle using the resources provided for Internet searches. They work in collaborative groups to research topics as a particular plant, soil...
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Vermicomposting

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study vermicomposting. In this vermicomposting instructional activity, 3rd graders prepare to begin a unit on decomposition by constructing a worm bin. Students collect worms to be used later in experiments.
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Stoichiometry

For Students 9th - 12th
In this stoichiometry worksheet, students calculate balance the chemical equations and then calculate the moles needed to complete or activate the chemical reaction. Students also calculate the volume or grams needed for each chemical...
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Stoichiometry Homework: 3

For Students 9th - 12th
In this stoichiometry worksheet, students balance chemical equations. Students apply the concepts of stoichiometry to solve for each problem provided.
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Chemical Reactions

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
In this chemical reactions worksheet, students determine the half-life of a chemical compound for a decomposition reaction. Students determine the activation energy for the reverse of a reaction. This worksheet has 2 problems to solve.
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Integrals by Partial Fractions

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners integrate integrals by the method of partial fractions. They then decompose fractions into two or more fractions to make them simpler rational expressions so that they can apply the basic integration formulas. Students also...
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"Boy Meets Chemistry... and has a Reaction!"

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students identify the four main types of reactions: synthesis, decomposition, single replacement, and double replacement. They explore the four main types of chemical reactions through an analogy of "Boy Meets Girl" and then "act out"...
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Decomposing Artifacts

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders participate in an experiment in which they calculate the time of decomposition of different materials. In groups, they fill bags with different materials and cover them in soil. After six months, they create a line graph...
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Litter Garden

For Teachers K - 5th
Students discuss what man-made and natural materials are visible in litter. Using a sample of litter, they review the concept of decomposition between the two types of materials. They examine the two samples once and a while and record...
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Coal Formation

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students create a condition in an aquarium which allows the formation of coal. Students observe changes in decomposition and color of materials present in aquarium before a coal layer appears. Plant "fossil" imprints will be left behind.
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Investigating Soil

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders swap local soil samples with another school and examine the differences. They research soil properties, identify organisms that live in soil, create and maintain a biome of soil decomposition and design a poster to present...
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H2O2 Decomposition Lab I

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students conduct an experiment to determine how much hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is actually in a store-bought solution of H2O2.
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Deconstructing, Decomposition and Compost

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create and tend to an outdoor compost pile. They research about decomposition and composting. They create two activities for their peers to complete.
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Decomposition

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students are introduced to the concept of decomposition. They examine decomposition in their school orchard. They write about their findings in a journal.