Creating compost systems
THEME: The Living Soil–The Living Plant: We are all Interconnected and Related
STRAND: Science of Soil Fertility
GRADE LEVEL: K-2
Describe the components of composting (green and brown, decomposers, air, water, time).
Identify and collect green (nitrogen) and brown (carbon) materials for compost pile.
Build, tend, and record observations of a compost pile over time. K2.2.7
Observe natureʻs composting (i.e. a rotting apple, leaves decomposing under a tree).
Build and tend a garden worm bin.
Make and use compost tea.
Build and tend a classroom worm bin.
Read Compost Stew – An A to Z Recipe for the Earth by Mary M. Siddals