Make compost with Fizzics Education | Kids Science Experiments


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Make your own compost

Make your own compost

Follow FizzicsEd 150 Science Experiments:

You will need:

  • A spade or shovel
  • Dry grass or straw
  • Leftover food waste and garden clippings


1 A farmer digging in soil with his hands - photo by jed-owen-1JgUGDdcWnM via unsplash

Dig a pit in the corner of your garden.

Line it with the dry grass or straw

2 Make your own compost - vegetable waste

Place in biodegradeable waste such as foodstuff and garden clippings.

Cover with a thin layer of soil.

Water once/twice a week to keep it moist to help the soil bacteria break the compost down. Every 2 weeks turn over the contents of the pit. This adds oxygen to help decomposition

3 Make your own compost - completed compost

Add more biodegradeable waste and soil as needed

After 3 – 4 months the compost manure will be ready to use on your garden

4 Stack of sieves
5 Teacher showing how to do an experiment outside to a group of kids.

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More Information

A lot of biodegradeable household waste goes to landfill.

Composting reduces the rubbish thrown away and can be used in the garden, a great organic fertiliser!
Find out more about composting from the QLD EPA

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