Ten experiments to help young ecologists understand the need to recycle and to safeguard the environment. For each, the author lists materials and states an inference, hypothesis, procedure, and, in a final chapter, indicates the conclusions. Some projects require extensive outdoor space (a 5'x10' compost area) or extensive time (2 to 4 months to note decomposition); some are inadequately explained (why does soda lime absorb carbon dioxide, thus preventing photosynthesis?) while others seem pointless (burning garbage to show that burning produces smoke and ash). A disappointingly simplistic, didactic ""An Investigate! Book."" Further reading; glossary; index.