Download This Lesson: Composting
Brief Description: Students will learn basic facts about composting with worms, called vermicomposting. They will be able to give examples of “brown” and “green” ingredients while constructing a worm composting bin. Students will be able to observe, record and graph composting changes over time and describe the importance of aeration. Students also will be able to use problem solving and persuasive writing techniques in connection with their compost bin.
- Learn basic facts about composting with worms, called vermicomposting.
- Compost at home.
- Increase their awareness of the environmental benefits of composting.
- Reduce food waste.
Students will be able to…
- Define composting
- Explain the two types of composting
- Explain the role of worms in composting
- Give an example of a “brown” ingredient
- Give an example of a “green” ingredient
- Construct a worm composting bin
- Observe and record composting changes over time
- Demonstrate the importance of aeration
- Observe and record temperature and moisture of compost bin
- Construct a bar graph of the temperature and moisture observations
- Problem solve for compost bin problems
- Write to persuade parents to compost
- Write composting directions
- Introduce composting
- Background information on composting
- Lessons from the Farm
- Set up compost bin
- Make salad and dessert recipe (Form groups of 4 to 6 students)
- Distribute copies of recipes and challenge sheets to students
Other Compost Activities
Compost fact sheet, Writing ideas, Worm anatomy sheet
Cooking Maine Foods from the Ground Up
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(Provided by Maine Nutrition Network)