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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

Too Rotten for Me

Fun Forces
Summary
In this activity, students will observe foods that have been placed in different environments and compare the rates at which those foods decompose.
Overview
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
Objective
Students will gain an understanding of how different variables affect the rate at which foods decompose.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 2 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.

5-MINUTE REFRESHER

TAKE FIVE

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