Oh yeah! It’s on! The fifth graders were game to do a compost challenge to help kick off school wide composting efforts!
So this is how it went… Two 5th classes…one compost collection bucket each. The empty buckets were first weighed on a digital scale. Then each class had equal amounts of time to clean out one garden bed and chop the organic materials into 2” pieces.
Others, with more creative attributes, made posters to help excite fellow students and teachers about the challenge.
Finally, the buckets were weighed with the organic material and the difference was calculated.
It’s not over though… The students have a week to collect more organic material from the school cafeteria, teacher’s lounge and from home!