Year 4

Lesson 6 • Decomposers and detritivores

Students explore and identify the effects of a decomposer on fruit. They identify the sequence of events that occur during decay and test for the presence of decomposers in their local environment.

Sustain the chain

View Sequence overview

Students will:

  • identify evidence of a decomposer on fruit.
  • explain the role of a decomposer in a habitat.


Students will represent their understanding as they:

  • identify the sequence of decomposing fruit.
  • describe the effects of a decomposer.