Humus Teacher Resources
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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.
Study Jams! Soil
Seven superb slides sharpen science learners' scoop on soil. In viewing them and reading the accompanying captions, your class will uncover the importance, different types, horizons, and protection of soil. They can then assess their new knowledge with the provided Test Yourself interactive quiz.
4th - 8th Science
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
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
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 English Language Arts
Building Soil Nature's Way: Exploring decomposition and soil health
Students explore decomposition and soil health by creating their own garden. In this agriculture lesson, students build a "lasagna garden" with organic matter found in the area and plant perennials native to their region. Students are given the responsibility of watering, mulching, and maintaining paths through the garden.
4th - 6th Science
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
New Review Reduce Our Carbon Footprint, Let’s Compost!
Roll up your sleeves and get a little dirty with this elementary and middle school compost lesson. All you need is a large plastic container, a couple old newspapers, some organic waste, and a few hundred worms and you're ready to start composting in your classroom.
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable