Lesson Series
A Peek into Composting

A Peek into Composting

Lesson Overview

In this 40-minute lesson, students explore the idea of “composting” as a way to recycle organic waste. They define compost, talk about what can and cannot be composted, and learn how they can help reduce waste sent to the landfill by turning certain food scraps into homemade fertilizer. It is possible to compost both inside and outside the home by choosing the right size and type of bin. Red worms are also an option for speeding up the process of decomposition. 

Grades: K–2

Environmental Topics

  • Organic Waste
  • Resource Conservation
  • Green Guardianship

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