Decomposers Activity 3.2 Differentiation

  • Use strategic grouping to distribute strong speakers.
  • Have students explain aloud the investigation plan (to a partner, small group, or whole class) after reading it.
  • Prompt students to consider how this investigation is similar to the investigations in previously taught Carbon TIME units, so they can draw on those experiences when conducting this investigation.
  • Compare class data orally and on the spreadsheet or poster.
Extending the Learning
  • Follow the same procedures to investigate other types of decomposition, such as food scraps, grass clippings, leaves, or wood.