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.
Science and Engineering
ESS2: Earth's Systems
K-ESS2-2 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.
ESS2: Earth’s Systems
MS-ESS2-1 Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process
LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
K-LS1-1 Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
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.
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.