Unit 1, Part 3 for NGSS or LSSS standards 5-LS2-1 (decomposition and soil cycle)
[Updated 12/22/18 with improved teacher guide and lessons]
This slideshow includes teacher information and ready-made slides for exploration, investigation, and research on:
Decomposition and Nutrient Recycling
Click here for the summary notes sheet for Where Do Nutrients Come From? (Unit 1 Part 3).
All curriculum from NGSS Curiosity Science and Skill is specially designed to:
Follow the 5E Learning Cycle
Cultivate student discussion
Incorporate STEM skills, such as data interpretation and evidence-based explanations
Support Common Core/ELA reading, research, and writing skills
Employ hands-on activities
Integrate reflection and review
Foster problem-based learning (PBL)
Frequently assess student learning in organic and varied ways
Utilize art connections to maximize learning
Other lessons in this unit:
How Do Plants Grow?
How Does Energy Move Through Ecosystems?