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The Composition of Soil
In this composition of soil worksheet, students study the make-up of soil by identifying the amount of air in the soil, the amount of water in the soil, the size of the mineral grains in the soil and the proportion of humus in the soil. Students follow directions to determine the amount of each component of the soil and answer 2 analysis questions.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 47 Downloads
What's In the Bag?
The different types of soil are the focus of this science lesson. Students gather clues about soil samples by viewing a PowerPoint presentation and using an Intel microscope. Learners view three different types of soil in bags, and make a prediction as to what type it is.
3rd Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
If you are looking for how to introduce elementary environmentalists to the process of composting, here is a comprehensive outline for making it happen. The plan is to set this up at the beginning of a school year in order to observe the complete decomposition process, from food and leaves, to humus.
3rd - 6th Science 8 Views 5 Downloads
Good Litter, Bad Litter
Which ones can be thrown on the ground? Discover the difference between natural litter and unhealthy trash, helping scholars by using several examples. Use the information here to give them a basic background, but also encourage prior knowledge.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Seed to Soup Organic Garden
Have your young biologists visit decomposition stations as they explore the process of organic material. This activity involves some set-up as kids will be visiting 13 desks to collect colored paper each representing a different element of the natural cycle.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Under Our Feet
Students investigate the forest ecosystem to learn of the living and non-living elements of the soil. In this ecosystem instructional activity, students examine soil for twigs, moss, fungi, leaves, roots and other matter. Students complete a worksheet.
1st - 2nd Science 3 Views 45 Downloads
Soil, Designer Soil: From Rainforests to the Prairie
Students explore the role and importance of soil in the ecosystem. In this Science and Social Studies lesson, students complete an experiment using various kinds of soil and clay and then examine how soil has a direct impact on our environment and society.
6th - 9th Science 14 Views 98 Downloads
Building Soil Nature's Way: Exploring decomposition and soil health
Learners explore decomposition and soil health by creating their own garden. In this agriculture instructional activity, students build a "lasagna garden" with organic matter found in the area and plant perennials native to their region. Learners are given the responsibility of watering, mulching, and maintaining paths through the garden.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Animals, Soil, Trees
Fourth graders describe the various kinds of soils and how plants and animals are affected by them. They describe the baic needs of plants, scoring at least a 3 or 4 on a 4-point rubic. Students are able to predict and/or infer what environmental factors must be present for organisms to survive and reproduce, scoring at least 3 on a 4- point rubic.
4th Science 4 Views 7 Downloads
Erosion: Natural or Unnatural
Learners explore how water has the power to erode, how developing the land (building roads, buildings and parking lots) increases the amount of water reaching our rivers, and how this greater quantity of water increases erosion. They define erosion and explain why erosion has increased in the river.
5th - 8th Science 12 Views 47 Downloads