Materials List: Bury Your Trash Experiment

For the entire class:

  • 1 patch of ground (earthy, with soil) that can be used to dig holes in, roughly 1.5 m x 1.5 m (5 ft x 5 ft)
  • (optional) string, approximately 12 m (40 ft), for marking off ground segments
  • 2 small shovels or trowels, to dig up the soil
  • assorted trash and pieces of food (have students save their lunch trash)
  • 2 large sheets of poster paper
  • disposable gloves, pair for each student