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  Earth Science
  Life Science
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Hands-on Activity

Perfectly Decomposed!

Fun Forces
In this activity, students will place foods in different environments and observe the rate at which those foods decompose.
Topic: Decomposers, ecosystem processes
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of the environmental factors that affect food decomposition
  • An exploration of how living organisms decompose organic matter
Students will gain an understanding of how different variables affect the rate at which foods decompose.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 3 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.



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