Free tutorial on how to prepare and submit a school project on composting

Do you want to engage your pupils in a nature-related activity as a teacher? Are you a student looking to complete a school project? Do you want to learn more about composting and where to begin? Learn through this article all about composting and how to go about it at home.


Composting is a rewarding and enjoyable way to give back to the earth for all that it provides. It is a simple and eco-friendly process that your child can learn! Kids will love to create their own kitchen compost container, research what can and cannot go in their compost, help with the filling and turning processes, and assess the changes that take place as they learn why and how to compost. This ongoing Earth and science project will engage third and fourth graders in the gardening process while fostering their ability to observe and think critically, making it a wonderful way to honor Earth Day. Follow these simple and environmentally friendly steps to teach your child how to compost!

What you need

  1. 2 buckets to make compost and a tight lid
  2. Gloves
  3. Kitchen wastes: vegetable scraps, food waste, fruit scraps, and waste
  4. Earthly garbage like fallen leaves, dry leaves, fallen flowers, etc.
  5. Brown materials: waste cardboard boxes, toilet paper rolls, coconut coir
  6. Hay, straw and wood shavings

Step by step process

  • STEP 1- Collect all the materials and keep them ready. Put on gloves.
  • STEP 2- To make the scraps easier to decompose, cut them into small pieces.
  • STEP 3- Put the prepared scraps in the compost bucket.
  • STEP 4- Make sure the bucket's lid is tightly closed.
  • STEP 5- Turn the bucket on its side and roll it around.
  • STEP 6- Repeat this process until the bucket is full.
  • STEP 7- Set the prepared bucket aside for a month (or as long as it takes for the leftovers to disintegrate) to let the materials decay.
  • STEP 8- Make daily observations in a journal by writing or drawing in it. Discuss the changes you've noticed.
  • STEP 9- Roll the bucket around frequently for optimal decomposition.
  • STEP 10- Repeat the process with the second bucket to create a cycle of new compost and ready-to-use compost.
  • STEP 11- After a month, inspect the lovely dirt you created in your first bucket and set away your second bucket! Plant easy-to-grow herbs in a little garden made from your compost.

Note: Consider covering the compost with a tarp during cold weather. You can add to the compost pile, but the cold will significantly slow the process.


Creating compost is the easiest way to reduce kitchen waste and tidy it up. It is a natural process, and it will boost the quality of the soil while gardening. Since it is organic, the produce from gardening will also be organic and free of any toxicity. Composting is very beneficial to the earth as well as to us.


Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao08 Nov 2022 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 2

By reading this write-up children can try making compost in the house. This compost making is having multiple benefits. The domestic waste that is being processed by civil authorities will come down if we use the same for compost making on our own. That will save a lot of manpower and money for local bodies.
We should be careful while collecting materials required for compost making. No plastic waste should find its way into the waste we are using for making compost. These plastics are non-degradable and maintain their identity even after a long time. So we should sort out the waste before we use it.

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