Friendly Composting Redworms

Lesson Objective — Students will learn what redworms utilized for vermiculture eat and the conditions necessary for their survival. Subject Area — Life Science Grade Level — Grade 6 through 12 Alaska Science Standard SC2.3 Season to be Best Complete Lesson — This lesson can be done anytime during the school year redworms are available. Time to Complete Lesson — It will take about 30 minutes to complete the lesson. Materials Needed The instrucor will need a Redworm compost box that been operative for several months. Paper Plates Damp Paper Read More …

Ribbons in the Ground

Lesson Objective — Students will learn to identify and describe soil horizons found in the soil in their locale. Students will construct a scale model of the horizons found in their soil pit. Subject Area — Soil Science Grade Level — Grade 7  through 12 Alaska Science Standard SD2.1 Season to be Best Complete Lesson — Fall or very Late Spring. It is best if there is no snow on the ground. Time to Complete Lesson — It will take a half an hour of introductory time in the classroom Read More …