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Compost factory

The Compost Factory introduces pupils into the recycling of biodegradable waste. By experimenting they learn how to make compost from kitchen waste and so use these as fertilizer to grow tomatoes and other crop plants. They gather knowledge on the importance of earthworms in the natural cycle.

The experiments also demonstrate the difference between biodegradable and non-degradable waste. Pupils can observe what is happening to a plastic bottle in the compost and thus conclude why bottles should not bethrown on a forest soil.

The teaching unit consists of three experiments: