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Composting For Kids
This site is a slide show that explains how to build a compost pile and why compost piles are important. Most of the slides use photographs and illustrations to describe each step of the process. The author includes examples of specific materials to use and explains why each of these materials are important. The entire presentation is focused on encouraging and instructing children to build compost heaps correctly. At the end of the presentation specific uses and alternative methods are presented as well as photographs to illustrate how composting materials should look. This site may work well as a classroom visual demonstration.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Presentation / Demo
    • Tutorial
  • Soil science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
No copyright information located.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-244
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Earth Science Sites of the Week Archive'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Robert Richter
Texas Agriculture Extension Service -Travis County

Editor: Dan Lineberger
Aggie Horticulture