Decomposition Experiment – Grade 4-7

Activity Introduction

The learners will conduct experiments to look at how fast items decompose. They will need a safe space protected from rain but exposed to air to leave their projects.

Grade: 4-7

Resources Required: 6 containers, glass marbles/jar, tin cans, paper, plastic bag, organic food scraps, biodegradable plastic wrap, some soil and water as well as Learner Worksheets for each learner (downloadable below).

Duration: Initial setup: 1 hour, Observation: every five days over one month, Write-up: 30 minutes

Level of teacher facilitation: Moderate

Curriculum links: Natural Science & Technology, Life Skills

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