Schoolyard Ecology

Thinking about the flow of matter and energy with students is one of the key ways of exploring ecosystems. In these lessons, students construct their own understanding of ecosystems through investigations in their schoolyard, developing ideas about ecological processes and functions.

Testing Conditions that Promote Decomposition

Day: 
5
Time: 
Session 1 (40 min), Session 2 (40 min), Session 3-5 (40 min), Session 6 (1 hr)
Setting: 
Classroom
Objectives

Students test factors that promote the growth of microbes, then use their findings to make compost.

Tabs

Procedure
Procedure

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