Professional Learning Podcast Treasury Lesson Plans Personal Workspace Site Search ALEXville Learning Assets Home Courses of Study

Life in a Rotting Log (Part 1)

Loading the player ...

Download list:

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:

[S1] (3) 7: Describe the life cycle of plants, including seed, seed germination, growth, and reproduction.


Alabama Virtual Library
Alabama Virtual Library

Hosted by Alabama Supercomputer Authority
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The Malone Family Foundation
The Malone Family Foundation
Best of the Web