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Back to the subject of decomposition! If you’ve already made a decomposition chamber, here are some great resources to continue learning about rot and decay.

First of all, the Magic School Bus! The book The Magic School Bus Meets the Rot Squad is, as you can imagine, all about rot and decomposition. Wanda’s dead log is crawling with all kinds of live things, so Ms. Frizzle and the rest of the class go investigate. There’s a video episode to go along with the book, if you can get your hands on a copy and prefer something televised.

Still not excited about decomposition? Check out this song from Sid the Science Kid. It’s a favorite of the education staff here at Brooklyn Children’s Museum:

PS: New York City teachers – since you can’t watch YouTube in the classroom, here’s a link to the same content on the PBS website (scroll down to It’s Not Scary, It’s Decayed). For more Sid resources on rot, check out all the content associated with “My Mushy Banana,” in which Sid and his friends wonder what happened to the mushy banana that was left out.

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