This short animated video examines how "fast compost" is created and how it's different from traditional compost.
Students will learn that fast compost has a specific carbon to nitrogen ratio, is mixed frequently, and has a certain amount of moisture to speed up the process.
Some students may appreciate this video's sense of humor.
This video is concise and easy to understand.
Students should know what composting is.
Students should know what carbon is and why it's important for life on Earth.
This video could supplement a lesson where students develop a model that describes the carbon cycle.
This video could supplement a lesson where students design a method for reducing greenhouse gases in the environment.
This video could be part of a lesson where students examine a step-by-step process of creating fast compost.
For a language arts course, this video could be combined with other forms of media that discuss fast composting and its benefits.
This video centers around a group of friends, along with the Green Ninja, discussing the difference between fast compost and regular compost. This video would make a great addition to a classroom discussing reducing waste and what effects waste reduction could have on the planet.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
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.
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
Speaking & Listening (K-12)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.2 Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.