Composting: Cycling of Matter (Grades 6-8)

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Grade levels: 6, 7, 8

Content areas: Career & Technical, Math, Science

Topics: STEM, smsp, Matter, Composting, Life Science

Related Standards : NGSS.MS.ESS3.3, NGSS.MS.ESS3.4, NGSS.MS.ETS1.4, NGSS.MS.LS2.3, NGSS.MS.LS2.2, NGSS.MS.LS2.5, NGSS.MS.ETS1.1, NGSS.MS.ETS1.2, NGSS.MS.ETS1.3, CCSS.Math.Practice.MP.2, CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP.1

Type of resource: Lesson/Unit Plan

In this unit of study students will construct a model of the carbon cycle to explore the cycling of matter in decomposition. Students will design a process to compost food waste and recycle products used during lunchtime to reduce the amount of garbage the school produces. This unit integrates nine STEM attributes and was developed as part of the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership's Teacher Leadership Team. Any instructional materials are included within this unit of study. Conditions of Use: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0. Copyright Holder: Rhiannon Boettscher