Three separate, aerated compartments of the compost container enable children to view the entire decomposition process clearly and make side-by-side comparisons between different materials. Included thermometers demonstrate temperature changes during the decomposition process.
What’s Happening Inside Your Compost Container? Tiny microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi, algae, and protozoa eat the organic waste in the container. As they break down the materials, they produce heat. Different types of bacteria and fungi are more prevalent at different times. Depending on factors such as the current temperature, pH, oxygen level, amount of water, and type of food available.