This resource is a 5-minute time-lapse video with an accompanying description of the video. The 100-day time-lapse video compares three vermicomposting bins: one filled with leaves, one filled with cardboard, and one filled with paper. The video demonstrates earthworms' amazing ability to break down organic material. This resource is recommended for teaching.
ESS2: Earth's Systems
7.ESS2.1 Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
5.ESS3.1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
5.LS2.1 Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.
7.LS2.5 Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.
HS.LS2.3 Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for the cycling of matter and flow of energy in aerobic and anaerobic conditions.