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ERIC Number: EJ1114841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
The Early Years: Composting with Children
Ashbrook, Peggy
Science and Children, v53 n7 p22-23 Mar 2016
"Composting" is a way to purposefully use the process of decay to break down organic materials in a location where the resulting mixture can be harvested for enriching garden soil. The large body of literature about the science of composting provides many options for early childhood educators to choose from to incorporate into their teaching. This column discusses resources and science topics related to students in grades preK to 2. This month's issue introduces students to the concept of decomposition and the process of composting. An activity on observing decomposition involving fruits and vegetable is presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A