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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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Composting By Kids

For Teachers 3rd
Composting is a fascinating process. In 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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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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Lesson 8: Making Mountains out of Landfills

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How can trash generate electricity? Do we really throw away one-quarter of our food each year? Learners explore these concepts and more in this study on landfills. Watch the five-minute video and discuss using the questions provided....
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Conservation in Small Places - Composting

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
A fabulous lesson 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 "lasagna" method...
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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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Conserving Natural Resources

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Trying to plan an engaging elementary science unit on natural resources? Conserve your energy! This five-part series of lessons and hands-on activities has exactly what you need to teach young scholars about the importance of conservation.
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Compost and Composting Experiments

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students investigate the composting process through a variety of experiments. In this ecology lesson, students discuss the benefits of composting. They examine how compost affect plant growth.
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Composting Conundrum

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students research cafeteria composting. For 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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Recycling: lesson 4

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners create plans in order to reduce solid waste. In this recycling lesson plan, students discuss and come up with plans to reduce consumption, reusing products, recycling materials, and composting and then present their plans to the...
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Environmental Sciences

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Whether you are teaching environmental science in junior high or studying recycling in kindergarten, there is something for all in this set of lessons designed for environmental education. The 110-page packet comes with tips for teaching...
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Lesson Plan for Garbage Pizza

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore what types of garbage enter the landfill. In this physical science lesson, students explain the importance of recycling. They make a poster about reducing, reusing and recycling materials.
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Got Dirt?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars create a service project. In this creative project, students plan a compost pile to reduce school lunch waste. Young scholars also reflect on success of their service project.
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Mathematics Lesson Plan

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders study subtraction facts. In this mathematics lesson, 2nd graders discuss how to solve two digit subtraction problems. Students recognize that there are many different methods or strategies one can use such as using...
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Holiday Science Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Young scholars make compost piles out of food left overs, pine cones, packaging and more, and practice the scientific method by planting new seeds in the piles. In this compost lesson plan, students record the results for each pile.
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Trash vs. Garbage

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Is there a difference between trash and garbage? Well, there used to be, according to the narrator of the video. Scholars learn about the origins of the words and what the dictionary has to say about the matter.
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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 plan students make their own worm compost bin. 
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Cows, Worms and Compost

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore agriculture by viewing a PowerPoint presentation in class. In this animal relationship lesson, 3rd graders identify the types of farm animals humans feed on and their dependency on such small insects like worms....
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The Effects of Trash and Garbage On the Environment

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students recognize the importance of solid waste management. In this science lesson plan, students analyze individual solid waste management habits as they enhance their knowledge of solid waste disposal and the recycling process.
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Organic Farming / Agriculture

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Want an organic farming resource packed with experiments, background information, science fair projects, and topics of interest for further research? Here it is. Young environmental scientists can explore concepts involved in organic...
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Compost Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the compost process and issues surrounding municipal waste. They work cooperatively in groups to make decisions and complete the project. They predict and evaluate information.
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Save Our Soil

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students read about the history of soil and complete language arts, math, social studies, and more activities about soil. In this soil lesson plan, students complete fraction problems, create a school compost pile, write about conserving...
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Cafeteria Compost

For Teachers K - 12th
Pupils gather information on composting. They create their own compost pile using proper materials from the lunchroom. They work together to record observations.
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Garbage - Reduce, Recycle and Reuse

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate the uses and importance of composting in agriculture. They, in groups, design and implement decomposition chambers to compost vegetable scraps and clippings.