Examining a Decomposing Log

Examining a Decomposing Log

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Grade 3, Spring or Fall

Objective: Students study a decomposing log to understand how decomposition occurs. 

Ohio Learning Standards Connections

Earth and Space Science 

Earth’s nonliving resources have specific properties 

  • Soil is composed of pieces of rock, organic material, water, and air and has characteristics that can be measured and observed. Rocks have unique characteristics that allow them to be sorted and classified. Rocks form in different ways. Air and water are nonliving resources. 

Some of Earth’s resources are limited. 

  • Some of Earth’s resources become limited due to overuse and/or contamination. Reducing resources use, decreasing waste and/or pollution, recycling and reusing can help conserve these resources. 

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