Lesson Plan

Compost in a Bag

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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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Include a direction sheet for composting in take-home folders for those families interested in starting their own compost bins
Classroom Considerations
  • The activity comes with clear warnings about the safe handling of the compost bag 
  • The packet includes a richly detailed plan, prediction and data collection sheets, discussion questions, and extensions
  • After observing and discussing the changes, kids repeat the experiment
  • The activity comes with a mold warning
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