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Leaf Litter Critters
Have fun on this poetic tour through the leaf litter layer and dig into the fascinating facts about the tiny critters who live there.
Nineteen poems in a variety of verse forms with accompanying science notes take readers on a decomposer safari through the "brown food web," from bacteria through tardigrades and on to rove beetle predators with other busy recyclers in-between. Glossary, hands-on investigations, and resources are included in the back matter.
Lessons Associated with this Resource
- It's a Dirty Job
- The Case of the Missing Pumpkin
- The Rotten Truth
- Vermicomposting (Grades 1-2)
- Vermicomposting (Grades 3-5)
- Working Worms