Soil Composition Teacher Resources
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Professor Profile looks over the horizon
Students are introduced to the differences that exist in soil properties with depth. They are introduced to the factors that influence a soil's development (soil forming factors). Pupils are introduced to the impact of soil of soil compositional differences on land use.
K - 8th Science
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
Discovering Rainforest Locations
How many rainforests are there, where are they, and do global factors effect their locations? These are great questions that have great answers. Children in grades four through eight use several different maps to determine why rainforests occur where they do and what environmental factors cause them to grow.
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Worm Your Way Out of This
How can you provide healthy soil for your garden? Study worms, bacteria, and other microorganisms in a lesson about decomposition and organic compost. After discussing what you know about worms and watching a video, watch what worms do and make your own compost.
What's in the Soil?
Fourth graders examine soil to find its contents, and how much water and air they can measure. In this soil composition lesson, 4th graders perform three experiments and record their results. In one experiment they examine the soil for mineral matter with a hand lens.
Soil Runoff Challenge
Students find ways to decrease soil runoff for an African Village as a part of a Peace Corps project. In this soil runoff lesson, students play a soil runoff challenge online. Students complete online activities and view a slide show to further learn ways to decrease soil runoff and solve Peace Corps problems.
4th - 9th Science
Fifth graders study erosion and its impact on the Earth. In this erosion study lesson plan, 5th graders watch a PowerPoint that illustrates examples of erosion. Students create a vocabulary matrix for related terms and complete a graphic organizer about soil compositions.
New Review Fruits and Vegetables for Health
Here is a fantastic cross-curricular unit focusing on the production, distribution, and nutritional value of California-grown produce. It includes five lessons covering such topics as dietary guidelines and the food plate, California geography and crops, comparison of food nutrients, and the chemistry of fruits and vegetables.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Impact of Climate Change on Bees in Eastern Forests: Pollination in Action
Who needs bees? We do! Kids get a chance to understand the pollination process, and the important role bees play in our environment. They play a really great game that shows them how bees normally act versus how bees act when temperatures are warmer than they should be, with the added strain of pesticides thrown in.
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Impact of Climate Change on Chinook Salmon
If your kids already know something about the water cycle, life cycle of salmon, and climate change, then they're ready to participate in an activity that explores Chinook salmon of the Pacific Northwest. They read an article and a case study, then discuss the potential or actual impact of climate change on the Chinook salmon.
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable