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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 plan about decomposition and organic compost. After discussing what you know about worms and watching a video, watch what worms...
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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 lesson about living organisms. After reading Log Cabin by Anne Schreiber,...
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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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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 activity. All you need is a large plastic container, a couple old newspapers, some organic waste, and a few hundred worms and you're ready...
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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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What You Can Recycle

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Go hunting for recyclables in the second lesson plan in this series on conservation. Using the included scavenger hunt worksheet, learners search their homes for paper, glass, metal, and plastic items that can be recycled as well as food...
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Where Trash Goes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Raise environmental awareness with the first lesson of this series on waste management. Read a short story about a fifth grader's trip to a landfill and introduce the concepts reduce, reduce, recycle, and compost. Follow up with a...
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Know Your 3Rs!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Turn young learners into conservationists with the first lesson of this series on waste management. Use the included pictures and definitions to teach the key vocabulary reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost. Search magazines, newspapers,...
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Sort and Color!

For Teachers K - 1st
Sorting is a very important skill that can be used in math and even science. Learners get familiar with some environmentally friendly vocabulary terms as they practice separating objects that can be recycled from those that can't. They...
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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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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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Soil Characteristics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Components of soil, such as inorganic or organic materials are detailed along with the main contributions of each. Deposits, weathering, and distinct types of characteristics and properties of soil classes are given.
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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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Garbage in the Garden

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students create their own compost.  In this soil instructional activity, students fill a bag with waste and soil, in order to create a mini compost bin. Students observe the baggies over a 6 week period, they record their findings and...
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Seed to Soup Organic Garden

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Have your young biologists visit decomposition stations as they explore the process of organic material. This activity involves some set-up as kids will be visiting 13 desks to collect colored paper each representing a different element...
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For Teachers 1st
First graders investigate composting. In this biology instructional activity, 1st graders identify ways to use garbage as fertilizer. Students examine soil and compost matter as well as the role of worms in the dirt.
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Life In the Soil: Home Sweet Home: Red Worms

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this soil worksheet, students complete 2 pages about the importance of soil in plant growth. Students read about red worms and answer 2 questions about composting. Students fill out a chart with their observations of plants planted in...
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Compost in a Bag!

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders experiment to see which objects decompose. For this compost lesson, 4th graders observe the changes of labeled objects in a bag. Leave the objects for one month and record the changes by observation and weight. Students...
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Got Dirt?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a service project. In this creative project, students plan a compost pile to reduce school lunch waste. Students also reflect on success of their service project.
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Now You See It, Now You Don't

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars explore organic and inorganic objects. For this environmental lesson students perform a composting experiment using flowers in different soils. Young scholars record their observations.
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Why Should We Recycle Plastics?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students understand the value and harmful effects of plastics. In this plastics recycling lesson, students create a small compost bin that allows materials to return to the soil. Students explore what happens to the plastic in their...
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For Students 6th - 12th
In this recycling learning exercise, students sort a list of items as either trash or something that can be reused, recycled, or used in composting. This learning exercise has 5 fill in the blanks in a chart.
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Decomposing Microorganisms

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the decomposing ability of microorganisms by constructing a decomposition chamber and observing/recording the changes that take place in one month.
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For Teachers K - 3rd
Students observe the difference between degradable and non-degradable wastes. They create their own landfill in a jar by adding four or five pieces of garbage and then covering it with dirt and water. They make observations on what they...