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Pre-Lesson Activity 0.1

  • Bread slices (4 per group of students)
  • Digital Balance
  • Labels for Petri dishes
  • Permanent marker (1 per group of 4 students)
  • Petri dishes with 4 lids (4 per group of students)
  • Roll of tape (1 per group or class)
  • Spray bottle with water for misting the bread (1 per class or group or class)

Activity 1.1

  • Pencils (1 per student, for paper version)
  • Computer with an Internet connection (1 per student, for online version)

Activity 1.2

  • Sticky notes (1 per student)

Activity 2.1

Activity 2.2


Activity 2.3

  • Pencils (1 per student)
Activity 2.4

Activity 3.1

Activity 3.2

Activity 3.3

Activity 4.1


Activity 4.2

Activity 5.1

Activity 5.2

  • scissors (1 per pair of students)
  • removable or re-stick tape (1 dispenser per pair of students)

Activity 5.3

Activity 6.1

  • Spontaneous combustion of hay video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRNCrHqD0zE
  • Paper for writing answers to questions on 1 Exploring Different Kinds of Decomposers Handout
  • Molecular model kits for modeling fermentation (if you do 1 Decomposers Without Oxygen Reading and Modeling)

Activity 6.2

Activity 6.3

  • (From previous lesson) 2 Explaining Other Examples of Decomposers Growing, Moving, and Functioning
  • computers (1 per pair of students, for option 2 in step 6)
  • blank posters (1 per pair of students or small group, for option 3 in step 6)

Activity 6.4 

  • Pencils (1 per student)
  • computers with an Internet connection (1 per student, for online version)

Materials Available on the Website

Pre-Lesson Activity 0.1

Activity 1.1

Activity 1.2

Activity 2.1

Activity 2.2

Activity 2.3

Activity 2.4

Activity 3.1

Activity 3.2

Activity 3.3

Activity 4.1


Activity 4.2

Activity 5.1

Activity 5.2

Activity 5.3

Activity 6.1

Activity 6.2

Activity 6.3

Activity 6.4