in a family show how they use garbage to make compost.
Starting with a box with wooden slat sides, they add
leaves, leftover vegetables, and grass clippings.
Layer after layer is sprayed with water and tossed.
Soon little critters like worms help the compost to
change and decay. Do they notice the heat coming from
it? Soon, the soft, sweet smelling black soil is ready
to hold plants that grow beautiful vegetables.
photographs and short text desctiptions on each page
will inspire others to use their garbage to help their
Kids Wings unit in the Discover
Magic CD includes a beautiful gardening slide
show extending children's understanding the the value
of composting by Robert “Skip” Richter,
County Extension Director, Travis County Texas AgriLife
Extension Service. (The photograph in the header above
is taken from this slide show.)
Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow: A Compost Story
containing 10 pages of fun, skill-building, and perfect for lesson
planning is part of the Kids Wings Discover
Magic collection. The activities can be printed for
handouts or projected on your SmartBoard! After the last collection
is sold, you can email us
or call (512) 558-1121 to order.
Getting Ready to Read Nonfiction, Pretest
2-page Readers Theater Script
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
Fun with with Composting
for Kids" a slide show by Robert “Skip” Richter
County Extension Director - Travis County
Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
Music: With special thanks to the talented Sandra
for allowing us to use her original composition, "Skippy"!
the composer on her website, Midisandy.
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