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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.
3rd Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
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
Study Jams! Soil
Seven superb slides sharpen science students' 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 3 Views 1 Download
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
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
Learners observe and complete activities to learn about soil texture. In this soil lesson, students brainstorm about types of soil and use microscopes to study types of soil. Learners record their findings on a 'tree thinking map.' Students visit the 'Soil Science Education Page' and add information to the tree maps.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 7 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
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 plan, 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 3 Views 10 Downloads
Under Our Feet
Learners investigate the forest ecosystem to learn of the living and non-living elements of the soil. In this ecosystem lesson, students examine soil for twigs, moss, fungi, leaves, roots and other matter. Learners complete a worksheet. Students discuss and recognize decomposition of objects in the soil.
1st - 2nd Science 3 Views 46 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 20 Views 102 Downloads
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 19 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What's Is Soil Made Of?
It's time to roll up those sleeves and get a little dirty in the second activity of this series on the science of food. Investigate where plants and animals get the minerals they need to live in this two-part exploration of soil. First, learners look carefully at soil samples, recording their observations and identifying the different materials they find.
K - 5th Science 109 Views 87 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable