Soil: The Decomposers for Grades 3-5

In this customized in-school program, students find out more about soil and meet the decomposers – the organisms that transform dead leaves, logs and other organic matter into soil.  Small animal visitors are part of this program.  Hands-On, Interactive, small group, 3 station format.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location


3, 4, 5


  • $140.00 per hour $30.00 live animal fee $20.00 travel fee

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - life cycles
3-LS4-3 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - env. constraints on organisms survival
3-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - changes in habitat affect reproduction
4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures
5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web
5-LS2-2 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - composter designs

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