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Lesson 8 Manure and Microbes

Lesson 8Manure and Microbes

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After reading the included article "Mighty Microbes", your students will gather and examine a core sample of soil to see the nutrient-rich topsoil layer created from decomposition. They will then conduct an experiment to see how microbes handle organic and non-organic waste over time.

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Recommended Level

  • Grades 3-4

National Standards Addressed

Common Core Language Arts

  • Reading RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.4
  • Speaking and Listening SL.3.1, SL.3.2
  • Writing W.3.7, W.3.8

Next Generation Science Standards

  • ESS2.E Biogeology
  • LS1.C Matter and Energy Flow
  • LS2.A Interdependent Relationships
  • LS2.B Cycles of Matter and Energy
  • LS4.C Adaptation
  • PS3.D Energy in Chemical Processes

C3 Social Studies

  • D2.Geo.4.3-5

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