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148 resources with the concept decomposition

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Decomposers at Work!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students design and conduct investigations that illustrate the process of decomposition. After a lecture/demo, students simulate the process of soil composting in the classroom. They closely chart the decomposition of their soil.
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Watching Waste Rot

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate what types of materials decompose, and at what speeds.
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All I Want for Christmas is a Nice, Clean Earth

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students observe properties of items, determine time it takes for organic/inorganic items to decompose, identify differences/similarities between decomposition, identify practical uses in litter/garbage control, & establish reasons...
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Back to the Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners conduct an experiment in which they bury four objects (apple, lettuce, plastic and styrofoam) in the ground and come back to observe them a month later. They consider what biodegrades and how it affects our planet.