Lesson

Compost

Lesson Overview

Students will practice asking scientific questions and gain experience designing an experiment to answer a question. Students will learn about compost and how trash is composed of two different waste: organic and inorganic. 

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
Traditional Lesson

Essential Question

What is a decomposer? What is the difference between organic and inorganic waste?

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

3

Science

-Computer
-Smart Board
-6 clean jars
- Trash: Apple core, piece of plastic, leaves from outside, a piece of bread, aluminum foil, and a piece of paper.
-Soil from outside for jars
- Science journals for each student
-Pencils
 

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Lesson Created By: GeorgiLucas

Lesson Partners: PBS LearningMedia