Learning to be Waste Wise - Compost

Learning to be Waste Wise - Compost
Publication Date: January, 2013
Type of Resource: Unit of Work

This downloadable document is a comprehensive teaching resource for investigating the effects on materials of composting.

This inquiry-based resource provides comprehensive advice on ways to conduct an investigation into how materials change when composted and explains the purpose in setting up a composting system.

The resource also gives teacher background information and outlines 10 structured activities/lessons as well as listing many related websites, including video links, that would support such activities.

Additional Information

This activity pack is one of three written for the Waste Wise Schools Program, an initiative of the Government of West Australia.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 2 > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose > ACSSU031