Composting: Nature's Recyclers

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Dead leaves, food scraps, and grass clippings for lunch? Small animals, fungi, and bacteria called decomposers turn trash into a tasty compost treat. Learn more about compost and how you can use it in your garden or yard.
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Dead leaves, food scraps, and grass clippings for lunch? Small animals, fungi, and bacteria called decomposers turn trash into a tasty compost treat. Learn more about compost and how you can use it in your garden or yard.
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Children's Literature - Peg Glisson
What is going on in that heap of dirt? What makes it steam, rustle, smell, and move? These simple questions introduce the science of composting to youngsters. Each double-page spread has two paragraphs of information, a fun fact, and brightly colored illustrations. The text is direct, clearly and succinctly detailing what the heap needs and the roles of insect decomposers, fungi, and bacteria. Back-matter includes a hands-on experiment, additional facts, a glossary and index, a brief bibliography, and directions to the FactHound recommended websites (one of which is not suited to this audience). Harrad's uncluttered, bright illustrations, tempered with an earthy tone, have just enough detail for each mini-lesson. This straightforward presentation covers the basics in an inviting way and will encourage children to work with their parents to create an environmentally friendly compost pile.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781404822009
  • Publisher: Capstone Pr Inc
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Series: Amazing Science Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 252,698
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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