Decomposition is the basis for the survival of the biotic pyramid, and worms make creating a proper decomposition area much easier and safer than many other types of decomposers, like mold or bacteria. In this series of presentations, let's examine how a variety of activities can be used to support this important aspect of environmental education.
While the central project will be to create and keep a "Kitchen Komposter" as a valuable way to live aspects of the Three R's:
Let's also focus on the role WATER plays in our Kitchen Komposter. Can our microhabitat, the Kitchen KOMPOSTER have:
- TOO MUCH WATER?
- NOT ENOUGH WATER?
Through a variety of activities, let's also learn
- ways to learn about and express our ideas about the natural world.
- what the Biotic Pyramid is.
- what types of living things are considered Decomposers in the Biotic Pyramid.
- how earthworms ( or other macroinvertebrates) live in their habitat. What is their life cycle?
- how the life cycle activities of worms or other macroinvertebrates support water recycling, as well as solid waste recycling.
- how to simulate or create an environment similar to the natural one where worms live, grow and reproduce.
- ways to measure the inputs and outputs of our Kitchen Komposter.
- ways to enhance the biotic pyramid through the Kitchen Komposter.