Composting In the Classroom
Composting can be an educational process in the classroom as your students learn about recycling, decomposition, and caring for the environment. In science class, students are currently learning about recycling and the different ways we can recycle. Composting is just one example of recycling.
In science class students used old two-liter bottles as a compost bin, cutting the top off. A first layer of dirt is put down, followed by old paper, followed by more dirt, rotten food, and more dirt. The compost will sit in the bottle for a couple of weeks as the items are broken down and nutrients are absorbed by the soil. The students will then use the soil in our science room gardens to grow vegetables. How cool is that?