What Is Composting? - Definition and Examples


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Identify the appropriate definition of composting.

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1. Select the item that should NOT be placed in a compost container.

2. What percentage of all municipal solid waste in the United States is yard and food waste?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of composting with this interactive quiz and worksheet. The questions will ask about items that should and should not be composted, the process of it, and the benefits of composting in small and large scales.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • Give the definition for composting
  • Identify items that should not be put in a composting bin
  • Select the percentage of municipal solid waste that is made up of yard and food waste in the United States
  • List the benefits of composting
  • Name what windrows are and identify the type of composting that uses them

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on composting
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the perks of composting
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about items that should and should not be placed in composting containers

Additional Learning

To learn more about composting, review the accompanying lesson titled, What Is Composting? - Definition and Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define decomposition and composting
  • Explain why meat products and perennial weeds should not be added to compost piles
  • Detail the process of composting and name the final product
  • Understand the benefits of composting
  • Learn about the three-bin compost system