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Apples Activity-World Resources
Learners examine the importance of soil as a world resources. In this soil resources lesson, students participate in a demonstration that uses an apple to represent the portions of the world. They watch as the teacher divides the apple until there is 3% left which represents the area left to grow food.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
What's Is Soil Made Of?
It's time to roll up those sleeves and get a little dirty in the second lesson 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 60 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Soil In The Amazon
Students grow plants in soil representing that found in the Amazon basin. They compare results to plants growing in fertile soil and soil fertilized with leaf compost. Students chart, average and graph plant growth by height. Students compare leaf development in plants grown in different soils.
7th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Learners model the soils layers using Oreo's. In this lesson students use their favorite food items to create a model of soil layers. A discovery lesson from a youth camp is adapted for classroom modeling and discussion of soil ecology. Teachers can customize to add depth to meet their needs.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 20 Downloads
New Review Sorting Out Soils
Sift through soil and learn about why it's important for organic processes. After discussing what makes up soil, such as the living organisms and what types of soil have more nutrients, kids sample layers of mulch and deeper soil to determine where they should grow vegetables.
K Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Soil, Designer Soil: From Rainforests to the Prairie
Young scholars explore the role and importance of soil in the ecosystem. In this Science and Social Studies instructional activity, 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 13 Views 97 Downloads
"The Soil Around Us" Project
Young geographers collect samples of different kinds of soil to match to the soil terms in Barry Rudner's rhyming book Filet of Soil: dirt, mud, dust, soot, etc. They start a glossary for the project on index cards or large sheets of paper and post them in the hall for others to see!
3rd - 4th Science 10 Views 71 Downloads
New Review Weathering and Soil Formation
A set of 27 slides systematically shows how weathering, erosion, and deposition contribute to soil formation. Both chemical and mechanical weathering are described, as are resulting soil layers and properties. There is no longer any need to scour the Earth in search of a pertinent weathering presentation!
5th - 7th Science 9 Views 9 Downloads
Identifying Your Soil for Rain Gardens
Teach your class the descriptive characteristics of soil. Provide information about particle size and a flow chart for assessing texture. Soil scientists then analyze samples and hypothesize which would be the best type for a rain garden. This sixth lesson in a series of fifteen, is an integral part of planning.
1st - 12th Science 5 Views 4 Downloads
Infiltration Test: Exploring the Flow of Water Through Soils
Soil scientists gain experience with an infiltrometer can to determine the infiltration rates at different locations on campus. If you are using the entire unit, the class has already analyzed water flow and soil types, so they should have eliminated several possible locations for setting up a rain garden.
4th - 12th Science 6 Views 4 Downloads
Sharing Resources: The Nuts Game
The land has always provided its inhabitants with resources that allow them to survive. However, sometimes resources run scarce and sharing becomes an important task. Help little ones understand why and how people have shared resources with a fun game.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 4 Views 0 Downloads
Environmental Biology - Soil Resources
Begin with the third slide to help earth science learners investigate one of our most valuable natural resources: soil. Straightforward and fact-filled slides define soil, describe its formation and composition, and explore reclamation and conservation practices.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
What Plants Need in Order to Survive and Grow: Soil
Students conduct an experiment to evaluate whether plants need soil to survive and grow. They plant two seeds, one with soil and one without, make predictions, and record and analyze the seed germination results on a worksheet.
3rd - 6th Science 9 Views 53 Downloads
Soil, the Forgotten Resource
Students discuss soil understanding that is is often overlooked as a natural resource. In this science lesson, students recognize that we depend on it for energy in the form of foods. Students experiment with six boxes of soil to help in comparing the rates and amounts of erosion.
6th - 10th Science 3 Views 1 Download
What's Soil Got to do with it?
Learners name three general kinds of soil: sand, silt and clay. They explain how percolation rates differ with the soil type. Students name two characteristics of wetland soils. They test soils to demonstrate how soil texture affects percolation rates and will'become' soil particles to experience soil types in an imaginary flower pot.
3rd - 4th Science 12 Views 85 Downloads
Students examine how erosion is affected by the composition of the soil and the slope of the land. They look at plant roots, rocks and land slope as experimental factors. They complete the associated worksheets before discussing their results in whole class setting.
6th - 8th Science 11 Views 49 Downloads
Soil Acidity and Leaching
Learners are introduced to the concept of acids and bases and arouse curiosity about acids and bases in daily life. They are introduced to the measurement of soil pH. Pupils are introduced to the effect of soil pH on nutrient cycling and loss.
K - 8th Science 3 Views 45 Downloads
Soil Testing and Texturing
Students are introduced to soil textures and why they are important in examining soil quality. They find out how to feel the difference between soil textures. Pupils describe which soil texture is best for gardens and growing healthy plants.
K - 8th Science 12 Views 68 Downloads
How Much Soil is There?
Young scholars examine that all living things depend on soil to live. In this science lesson, students pretend that an apple is planet Earth. Young scholars cut the apple to represent the portions of Earth with the last section representing soil.
K - 5th Science 3 Views 1 Download