I can explain how and why composting impacts the Earth.

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Students learn how to compost and how composting affects the Earth. They will identify which items can and cannot be composted and explore the benefits of composting.



Learning Objective

Students will be able to explain composting and describe the effects.


Discuss what students normally do with their leftover food. Introduce the idea of composting and watch the video. Go through the discussion questions and discuss some of the information they learned.


Show students a list of some items that can and cannot be composted. Then share some reasons to compost. These include growing healthier plants, saving money, reducing waste, and convenience. Ask students what they think is the most important reason listed. Next, discuss some of the impacts of composting, like less pollution, enhanced soil, and more jobs. After this, watch another video. The video goes into more detail about composting, so discuss this new information. Have students drag the compostable items onto the bin, then identify whether a statement describes a reason, an impact, or an example of composting. Click on the covers to reveal the answers.


Students respond to ten multiple-choice and true or false questions.


Review what was learned. Then students drag the items into the correct box, either “compostable” or “not compostable.”

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