See nature's recycling system in action. Take a walk in the woods and examine a rotting log.
Read the background information in the first link above. Then go to the link for the activity.
Print all these sheets and have them available for the activity.
In the center of the lesson plan page is a yellow box with cautionary information about centipedes and spiders. Read this before you go into the woods.
Print this page using the "print" button in your browser. Find a wooded area that has rotting logs. Follow the directions in Steps 4a, 5a, 6a, and 7a. Skip to Step 8. Follow the directions in paragraph 9. Finish by following the directions in paragraph 10.
You will need the following supplies: