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 3 Views 46 Downloads
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.
5th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
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 29 Views 48 Downloads 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.
3rd Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
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.
4th Science 3 Views 7 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 4 Views 14 Downloads
Properties of Soil
Third graders investigate the properties of soil. In this soil composition lesson plan, 3rd graders bring in soil samples from their homes and write observations for each sample. Students study the texture and color of the samples and complete a soil web.
3rd Science 6 Views 51 Downloads
Second graders complete activities to study soil. In this soil composition lesson, 2nd graders view pictures of soil on a PowerPoint, write their observations, and draw pictures of the soil. Students study the parts of the soil and related vocabulary terms.
2nd Science 3 Views 6 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
Decomposition, Soil, and Life Cycle Research
Students conduct background research on the decomposition process, soil composition, and the life cycle using the resources provided for Internet searches. They work in collaborative groups to research topics as a particular plant, soil erosion, etc.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
HABITAT for the other 90%
Students examine the connection between the habitat needs of endemic species to the habitat needs of humans. In this habitat lesson students research the habitat requirements of a given family then develop an idea to improve the habitat of that client.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Students explore how the number and types of organisms an ecosystem can support depends on the resources available and on abiotic factors, such as quantities of light and water, a range of temperatures, soil composition. They are explained that extinction of a species occurs when the environment changes and that the adaptive characteristics of a species are insufficient for its survival.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Determine Soil Particle Size
Pupils examine various soil samples in groups. Using the samples, they identify the characteristics of them and calculate percolation and infiltration rates. They use this information to discover why some species can survive in one area of an estuary and not the other.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 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 66 Views 54 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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