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Life in a Rotting Log (Part 1)

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This podcast is part of the series: Science at School with Mrs. Weems, Science Queen


Caroline Weems


Benjamin Davis Elementary School, Decatur City Schools


This podcast shows the characteristics of rotting logs in various stages of decomposition. It shows the interdependence in an ecosystem of a rotting log. It is a long process that has four stages. The stages go from Stage 1 where the bark is hard and intact to Stage 4 where the log has decomposed to the point where it looks like soil. 

Length: 11:48

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

[SC2015] (5) 11: Create a model to illustrate the transfer of matter among producers; consumers, including scavengers and decomposers; and the environment.


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