This interactive slide program with video content allows students to see, explore, and understand how the Anaerobic Digester facility in San Luis Obispo converts up to 100 tons of organics each day into electricity and compost. The video clips show heavy equipment moving green waste, the shredding machine, and a look into the digester itself with a view of the “digestate.” Doing the Rot Thing in Your Classroom provides all the aciton, but none of the odor! Grades 4-12, 50 minutes.

 

Download the Next Generation Science Standards for Doing the Rot Thing (PDF).