Lesson details

Grade
3
Subject

Science

Topic

Science and Engineering Practices

Subtopic
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Recommended Technology: 

-Computer 
-Smart Board

Other instructional materials or notes: 

-Computer
-Smart Board
-6 clean jars
- Trash: Apple core, piece of plastic, leaves from outside, a piece of bread, aluminum foil, and a piece of paper.
-Soil from outside for jars
- Science journals for each student
-Pencils
 

Compost

Duration: 
Multiple days
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson
Lesson overview: 

Students will practice asking scientific questions and gain experience designing an experiment to answer a question. Students will learn about compost and how trash is composed of two different waste: organic and inorganic. 

Essential Question: 

What is a decomposer? What is the difference between organic and inorganic waste?

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