Students will learn about the process of decomposition that happens at the end of the tree’s life cycle.
Estimated Time30 Minutes
- S2L1b. Students will relate seasonal changes to observations of how a tree changes throughout a school year.
- S2L1d. Students will identify fungi as living organisms.
- S2E3a. Students will recognize the effects that occur in a specific area caused by weather, plants, animals, and/or people.
To reinforce what students learned about the process of decomposition that happens at the end of the tree’s life cycle, break the class into three groups to sing Decomposition by Banana Slug String Band together
Is there waste? Well, I don’t know.
Cause one thing dies to let another grow.
This circle we see most everyday.
The name that we call it is decay.
Well, come on all you people, gather round.
Break down and listen to… decomposition.
Group 1: Munch, munch, munch
Group 2: Decomposition, decomposition, decomposition, decomposition
Group 3: Get down, break down, get down, break down
There are many kinds of bugs,
Worms and snail and slugs.
They are useful for me and you.
They help to make the soil renew.
Decomposition is a useful game.
A tree drops its leaves but they don’t stay the same.
A bug chews them up and spits them back out,
Making the soil for a new tree to sprout.