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Reduce Our Carbon Footprint, Let’s Compost!

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Roll up your sleeves and get a little dirty with this elementary and middle school compost lesson. All you need is a large plastic container, a couple old newspapers, some organic waste, and a few hundred worms and you're ready to start...
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Compost Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
If you are looking for how to introduce elementary environmentalists to the process of composting, here is a comprehensive outline for making it happen. The plan is to set this up at the beginning of a school year in order to observe the...
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Make the Most of Compost!

For Students K - 5th Standards
What do decomposers and a compost have in common? Decomposers help a compost break down, or decompose, things that can biodegrade and become similar matter. Watch a video that explores the science of composts.
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Collecting Compost

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify the three stages of soil decomposition. In this life science lesson plan, students make their own compost pile and observe its dynamics from week to week. They collect temperature data and observations.
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Compost in a Bag

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young scientists create a compost bag, predict changes, and after one month, examine the bag to observe the changes that have occurred.
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Crawly Composters

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Get your hands dirty with an interactive lesson plan that showcases the process of decomposing and returning nutrients back into the soil. After building a compost pile, pupils regularly observe the ways worms help with changes to the...
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Composting: Why Bother?

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
The first STEM lesson in a group of 10 explores composting. After discussing how to make a better tomorrow, classes are challenged to track garbage in their communities, visit a local waste management facility, and conduct a survey about...
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Recycling and Composting

For Teachers K - 5th
Students investigate the reasons for and processes of Recycling and Composting. In this environmental lesson, students learn to identify renewable and nonrenewable resources and then practice recycling by making recycled paper and...
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Exploring Compost Critters

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Young scientists search for, collect, and examine garden FBI (fungus, bacteria, invertebrates) in the school garden, check off found items from their "most wanted" list, and then create a layered compost cake to celebrate.
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Composting

For Students 4th - 6th
In this composting worksheet, students read an informative paragraph about composting and then respond to 7 short answer questions regarding the topic.
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Where Should It Go? Recycle? Compost? Incinerate? Landfill?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scholars discuss what happens to trash after it is collected. They sort "clean" trash into groups depending on whether it should be recycled, incinerated, placed in a landfill, composted or if it is something we could avoid using.
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Life Cycle of Compost

For Teachers 2nd Standards
As part of a study of the life cycle of compost, class members examine the differences between green waste disposal and backyard composting.
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Worm Your Way Out of This

For Teachers 3rd Standards
How can you provide healthy soil for your garden? Study worms, bacteria, and other microorganisms in a lesson about decomposition and organic compost. After discussing what you know about worms and watching a video, watch what worms do...
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Closing the Loop: A Game about Trash

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Dice and playing cards are used to play a "resourceful" board game! Correct answers to questions on the cards get garbage to be reused, recycled, or composted, while incorrect answers get garbage sent to the landfill. Landfill points are...
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Conservation in Small Places - Composting

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
A fabulous instructional activity introduces the art of composting to your gardeners. In it, youngsters learn about the composting process and how it actually works. They discuss the environmental benefits of composting, and use the...
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Composting Leftovers

For Students 3rd - 5th
For this composting leftovers worksheet, students set up an experiment with food waste and soil, observing and recording the differences for two weeks.
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Build an Indoor Compost Bin

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write an essay to describe the contents of a compost bin.  In this composting lesson, students create a compost bin. Students examine soil for its contents and explains in an essay the impact of the soil on the environment.
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Cycles of Matter and Composting

For Teachers 4th Standards
Engage learners with a lesson on the flow of energy through the food chain, producers, consumers, decomposers, and the interconnectedness of natural systems. They watch a series of videos showing the decomposition process through...
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Tell Me More about Composting: Nature's Recyclers

For Teachers 3rd Standards
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...
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Rotting Away

For Teachers 2nd Standards
What happens at the end of a plant's life cycle? Show kids the natural way that plants show that they're decomposing, as well as the importance of compost, with a instructional activity about living organisms. After reading Log Cabin by...
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Compost Tag

For Teachers K - 5th
Composting is a great way to get children involved in recycling. First, they discuss how biodegradable products decompose to make compost. Then, they talk about what can and cannot be composted. They play a game similar to around the...
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Composting By Kids

For Teachers 3rd
Composting is a fascinating process. For this science lesson, 3rd graders go to the computer lab and view a slideshow on composting, then work in groups to complete a concept map on the topic they were assigned. The internet links and...
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Recycling and Composting

For Teachers 1st - 7th
Students set up composting sites that allow food scraps and paper to be recycled by nature. They are introduced to one aspect of recycling; composting. Students see how God recycles as the worms change garbage into something that brings...
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Worm Compost & Vermicomposting

For Teachers K - 12th
Students explore vermicomposting, the species of worms needed and the proper climate for it.  In this composting lesson students make their own worm compost bin. 

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