Searching for Decomposers in the Garden

  EXPLORATION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  | SCIENCE Searching for Decomposers in the Garden Students will search for and analyze fungi outside. Time 1 hour Setting Outside Collection Group ROTTING AWAY   Standards 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. … Read more

Identifying Decomposers

  EXPLORATION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY |  SCIENCE Identifying Decomposers Students will learn how to identify decomposers. Time 45 minutes Setting Inside or Outside Collection Group ROTTING AWAY   Standards 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 … Read more

Singing About Decomposition

  EXPLORATION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Singing About Decomposition Students will learn about the process of decomposition that happens at the end of the tree’s life cycle Time 30 Minutes Setting Inside Collection Group ROTTING AWAY   Standards S2L1b. Students will relate seasonal changes to observations of how a tree changes throughout a school year. S2L1d. … Read more

Rotting Away

COLLECTION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Rotting Away Students will review the tree life cycle and then extend their understanding to the rotting of the logs. Students will learn about the different decomposers (fungus, bacteria, invertebrates) then search for evidence of them in the garden. Concepts: Tree Life Cycle | Fungi | Decomposition Essential Questions How … Read more