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FREE Lesson Plan: The Microbial Magic: Exploring Composting's Biological Processes

Composting is more than just a way to reduce waste; it's a gateway to understanding the interconnectedness of all living things and the vital role we play in preserving our planet. By implementing composting initiatives in your classroom, you'll not only teach your students about the science and principles behind it but also instill in them a deep sense of responsibility and environmental consciousness. Let's dig into this free composting lesson plan for educators!


Lesson Plan: The Microbial Magic: Exploring Composting's Biological Processes

Objectives

  • To introduce students to the role of microorganisms in the composting process

  • To familiarize students with the types of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes involved in composting

  • To explain the decomposition process and the transformation of complex compounds into simpler forms by microorganisms

  • To highlight the heat-generating activity of microorganisms during composting

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Person holding worms and compost

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