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Vermiculture! Comparing pesticide use in a vermiculture Bin
Engage! Dump a small amount of appropriate kitchen waste (banana peels, apple cores, squashed grapes, lettuce, coffee grounds etc) on lab tables. Hand out rest of materials after short discussion and build a worm bin
Harvesting ! Exploring! & Gathering! of the Black Gold!
Explore! RECORD ALL IN JOURNAL Periodically analyze samples with microscope, temperautre, pH probes Periodically mas and volume Periodically make compost tea and analyze and use as fertilizer
Explain! Monthly harvest compost and use as fertilizer Concepts/vocabulary related to law of conservation of mass Concepts/vocabulary related to flow of energy in an ecosystem and cycling of matter through decay of busy mass If not discovered by students the teacher can provide ideas connecting the above concepts.
Elaborate! This is a continuing process combined with regular analysis and review of actual applications Constantly comparing and contrasting information
Evaluate! Many formative opportunities: exit tickets, quizzes, discussions, journal checks Further explorations of student developed questions Unit test STAAR
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