Lesson Idea: Watching leaves decay…

The outdoor structure club built a leaf mould bin to make compost. We were interested to see what happened to the leaves, as they started to decay.
We collected leaves and grass, some that had already fallen from the trees and others that were still attached. We laminated our collections and took a photo copy so that we could compare the two.
A creative way to watch the process of turning leaves into compost.


“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower”

Albert Camus

“How beautifully leaves grow old, how full of light and colour are their last days.’

John Burroughs

“Autumn….. the year’s last, loveliest smile.”

William Cullen Bryant

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