Soil Fertility Teacher Resources
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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
The State of the Planet
Pupils address four different environmental topics (water issues, the threat of food shortages, human population growth, and global warming) as they watch a film and discuss the future of the earth. In groups, they complete various projects relating to the above issues.
6th - 12th Science
Why Are People Hungry and Malnourished?
Students explore world hunger by analyzing statistics in class. In this malnutrition lesson, students discuss the probability of a child being born today without proper nutrition and how the food system can be revamped to provide adequate food for all.
2nd - 6th Science
Students examine the tropical rainforest and issues involving the uses of rainforests. They explore the plants and animals that live in each level of the tropical rainforest. Students examine and discuss a case study involving the rights of native inhabitants of the tropical rain forests.
3rd - 8th Science
How Much is Dirt Worth?
Students appreciate topsoil and communicate soils economic value. They image that an apple is planet earth, students fill in their pie charts as the teacher tells them what each slice means. Pupils watch and listen as the teacher cuts the apple into quarters, oceans occupy 3/4 of our earth.
6th - 8th Science
The Millennium Promise in Africa
Students compete activities related to the viewing of a documentary film. After viewing the documentary, The Dairy of Angelina Jolie and Dr. Jeffrey Sachs in Africa, students participate in a discussion of the leading factors leading to poverty and declining health in Africa.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Soil and Erosion Unit: Section 1
High schoolers investigate descriptive information on North Carolina soil types and how the presence of plants affects soil erosion. They describe the relationship between climate and soil formation, and identify different soil types and how they influence
9th - 12th Science
HAPPY SOIL, SAD SOIL
Students will be able to identify the characteristics of healthy soil and unhealthy soil.Take the class outside to an area of thick grass near trees, if available. Compare the clothes people wear to the thin cover. Discuss the reasons why we wear clothes and why the soil might need clothes.
4th - 5th English Language Arts
Fifth graders study what erosion is, what causes it, and ways to slow its progress. They complete an experiment that depicts soil moving down a slope as water is poured on it to show how moving water erodes land. Next, they observe examples of erosion in the school yard, and discuss how plants can slow the process.
Regents High School Examination: Global History and Geography, January 28, 2004
In this global history and geography standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Preparing for Drought
Middle schoolers study droughts in Oklahoma and list possible reasons for droughts. They form subcommittees to explore the drought problem and create plans for drought management and relief. They research five areas around the world where drought has occurred.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Drought, nomads and the price of peanuts
Students read two short text items, which describe different approaches to agriculture. They describe the likely advantages and disadvantages of each approach for farmers, commercial peanut buyers, the government, nomadic herdsman and the European customer.
9th - 11th Science
Students examine several maps of California exhibiting features such as precipitation, topography, and vegetation. They look for patterns that might be the source of or influence biodiversity in different regions. They pay particular attention to the endemic species of California.
9th - 12th Science
Forest Management Dilemmas
Students discuss forest management dilemmas and make uninformed decisions as to whether they are appropriate management techniques. They draw bar graphs of the class opinion for each dilemma. They use media sources to become more informed on the issues and repeat the activity to see how they votes changed with more education.
4th - 6th Science