Soil Composition Teacher Resources
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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
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 4 Views 47 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
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 39 Views 55 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 6 Views 5 Downloads
What's in the Soil?
Fourth graders examine soil to find its contents, and how much water and air they can measure. For 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
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 activity, 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 3 Views 7 Downloads
Properties of Soil
Third graders investigate the properties of soil. In this soil composition lesson, 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 10 Views 54 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
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
HABITAT for the other 90%
Learners 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
Fifth graders study erosion and its impact on the Earth. In this erosion study lesson, 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
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 27 Views 29 Downloads 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 246 Views 104 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Why not walk in the footsteps of Teddy Roosevelt and become a conservationist? After discussing issues and reasons for animal extinction, the class creates their own conservation plans. Each small group is given mock data regarding a fictitious island environment, as well as three different endangered species cards.
3rd - 12th Science 30 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable