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Ibrakovic, Vehid; Bognar, Branko – Online Submission, 2009
Using life-affirming values as a starting point, authors conducted action research to investigate ways of enabling pupils to experience freedom of choice, and to participate creatively in class activities, thus allowing them to begin to enjoy the subject of agriculture. The research problem was: How to encourage pupils to independently and freely…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Action Research, Creativity, Thinking Skills
South Australian Science Teachers Journal, 1977
Contains excerpts from ASEP Newsletters on safety in the science room, making and using compost, energy, unified science, and a variety of other topics. (CP)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Energy, Inservice Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Hobbs, Will – ALAN Review, 1994
Discusses in detail (using an analogy to a compost pile) how the author brought into being his novel "The Big Wander." Includes an interview with the author. (RS)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Characterization, Novels, Secondary Education
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McGuire, Daniel C. – Science and Children, 1987
Describes a project centering around earthworm activity in a compost bin. Includes suggestions for exercises involving biological and conservation concepts, gardening skills, and dramatical presentations. (ML)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Conservation Education, Elementary Education
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Young, Donald B. – Science Teacher, 1977
Describes a laboratory and field project in which students compost garbage to trace the transfer of matter and energy through the biosphere. (MLH)
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Science Education, Secondary Education
Larson, Jan – Clearing, 1997
Describes several gardening activities that can be kept simple or used as a foundation for more in-depth projects. Activities include setting up an indoor garden spot, making compost which helps students understand the terms "decompose" and "compost", watching plants drink in which students measure water movement in plants, making herb gardens,…
Descriptors: Botany, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Gardening
Bonhotal, Jean F.; Krasny, Marianne E. – 1990
This guide is designed for adult volunteer leaders, camp counselors, and teachers who want to set up composting projects with youth. Five sections explore: (1) an introduction to composting with illustrated instructions for making compost; (2) different methods of composting and structures needed for various composting systems; (3) how to identify…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Recycling, Solid Wastes
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Swarthout, Flora L. – Science Teacher, 1993
Students are able to experience cellular respiration in action and become more informed about the environment by creating compost. This article describes an activity that brings a natural process into the classroom. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Environment, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Autrey, Ann; Simmons, Steve; Aikin, Royace – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2006
Decision cases have been used in the United States for higher education in agriculture and natural resources, as well as in extension education. Few cases have been developed for secondary education audiences and fewer yet for both secondary and higher education applications. This case was developed for use in both secondary- and university-level…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Secondary Education, Case Studies, Agricultural Education
Paddock, Todd – Pathways to Outdoor Communication, 1991
Advocates composting as a valuable alternative to the landfill for waste management. As much as two-thirds of garbage can be composted, and the process has become more cost effective. Some challenges to composting are producing a compost product that will sell and dealing with the odor created by the process. (KS)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Environmental Influences, Financial Problems, Recycling
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Jones, Linda L. Cronin – American Biology Teacher, 1992
Discusses composting of organic materials as an alternative to landfills. Lists uses of composts and describes details of a simple composting activity for high school students. Includes an information sheet for students and a student data sheet. Suggests other composting activities. (PR)
Descriptors: Biology, Ecology, Environmental Education, Recycling
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Curds, Tracy – Journal of Biological Education, 1985
A quantitative study of the fauna of a garden compost heap shows it to be similar to that of organisms found in soil and leaf litter. Materials, methods, and results are discussed and extensive tables of fauna lists, wet/dry masses, and statistical analyses are presented. (Author/DH)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Ecology, Gardening
Brantley, L. Reed, Sr.; Demanche, Edna L.; Klemm, E. Barbara; Kyselka, Will; Phillips, Edwin A.; Pottenger, Francis M.; Yamamoto, Karen N.; Young, Donald B. – 1999
Composting is a way of using organic wastes from yards and kitchens to help plants grow. This book discusses how composting happens in nature, the classification of composting methods, and their characteristics. Examples of containers for aerobic/anaerobic decomposition are introduced along with sample activities. The process of aerobic/anaerobic…
Descriptors: Chemical Analysis, Chemistry, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials
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Vossen, Paul; Rilla, Ellen – California Agriculture, 1996
In the University of California Cooperative Extension's Master Gardener Program, a partnership with the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency, volunteers teach approximately 1000 people annually how to compost in their backyards to help reduce landfill waste. Surveys conducted in 1995 and 1996 showed that home composters reduced their input into…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Cooperative Programs, Extension Education, Outdoor Education
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Jager, Peter – Australian Science Teachers Journal, 1993
Describes activities which utilize plastic drink bottles and are designed to foster the development of a wide range of biological and ecological concepts. Includes instructions for making a model compost column and presents a model that illustrates open versus closed ecosystems. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, Ecology, Educational Strategies, Environmental Education
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