Our experiment to observe what will begin to break down faster begins. This three section visual mini compost bin includes thermometers to monitor changes in soil temperature. We added our three categories of waste , our worms , a bit of water and waited...
In June as we packed up the room we took one final look.
The apple and banana were no longer visible and indeed had broken down a great deal. The paper napkin was gone but bits of the straw remained. No change with the plastic which was expected.
The children were ask to explain what happened to that plastic cup, those vegetables and fruit using several of the vocabulary terms/ concepts taught and observed with these activities. More coming soon!