National Wildlife Federation: Soil Decomposers

Students will understand the food web of soil decomposers and impacts of the environment on soil decomposers. 

• Conduct three experiments with earthworms.
• Identify the four categories of soil decomposers.
• Understand the role of soil decomposers as part of the food web.
• Understand the impact of influencers” on earthworms through experiments.


Grade Level: 6-8; K-4
Subject Areas: science, biology, math

Time to Complete: 45-55 minutes

Science Topics
Ecology, Geology, Zoology
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