Students learn about the process of decomposition by testing the effects of different variables on the decomposition of organic and inorganic materials over time.
Students are introduced to the process of decomposition in a compost bin and classify found objects from their school grounds as biodegradable or non-biodegradable.
Students use multiple sources of information to research reuse and recycling options for a variety of household goods.
Students learn about the lifecycle of a plastic product and the nonrenewable resources used to make it.
Students explore the 4Rs hierarchy by looking at the benefits of reusing a plastic bottle before recycling it.
Students practice critical thinking skills while examining their own values related to reducing waste and the consumption of resources.