January 11, 2008, Newsletter Issue #210: The Worm Bin Project

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In this unit, students will learn about decomposition and the life cycle by creating worm bins. Through direct observation, they will develop an understanding of the effects different organisms, including humans, have on one another. They will collect scientific data.

Such activities will give students an opportunity to explore scientific concepts in a manner that makes science more personally relevant and meaningful.

* http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/letsnet/NoFrames/Subjects/science/B2U1.html

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