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Decomposition Observations (Tool Required)


Development Level: PS/PK

Learning Areas: Technology, Science

Overview: What happens when things decompose? Put compostable items in baggies and find out! Take pictures as they decompose in different stages to track the progress.


  • ECSEL Tool: Our Emotions Cards
  • Printed-out images of compost/composting and decomposition
  • Plastic baggies (1 per child)
  • Compostable items (fruit, vegetables, etc.) (1-2 per child)
  • Permanent markers
This lesson requires Our Emotions Cards. Click here to purchase or learn more about this tool.

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