Students learn the science behind reducing and utilising organic waste as a resource by turning it into natural fertilisers.
For Curriculum levels 2 to 4 students investigate the methods of hot heap composting and vermicompost.
Students will layer ingredients in a bin to make hot compost and learn how to maintain a worm farm, harvesting vermicompost and liquid fertiliser.
For Curriculum levels 4 to 8 students learn the method of hot heap composting and investigate the anaerobic fermentation of food scraps using EM Bokashi.
|Year level||4 to 13|
|Curriculum level||2 to 8|
|Availability||Available year round|
|Times||9.15am to 11.45am or 12.15pm to 2.30pm|
|Site||EcoDepot/EcoDrop (Metro Place Bromley)|
|Number of students||Maximum of 35|
|Requirements||Closed-in shoes must be worn|
Organic waste as a resource. We can reduce and utilise organic waste by decisions we make. We are all responsible for the waste we produce. Sustainability, personal and social responsibility for action, natural cycles for dealing with waste, organic waste as a resource.
Students will discover the six important ingredients for good composting and how to use them for successful hot heap composting.
Students can then either:
Students may be able to:
|Learning areas||Strands||Curriculum level||Achievement objectives|
|Science||Living world||2, 3, 5, 6, 8||Life processes|
|Science||Living world||3 and 4||Ecology|
|Science||Living world||8||Ecology Evolution|
|Science||3 and 4||Properties and changes of matter|
|Science||Nature of Science||2||Participating and contributing|
|Social Sciences||Material world||5||Understand how peoples management of resources impacts on environmental and social sustainability|
|Health and Physical Education||B. Movement Concepts and Motor Skills||2 and 4||B2 Positive attitudes|
|Mathematics and Statistics||Geometry and Measurement||2 to 6||Measurement|