Soil Fertility Teacher Resources
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Renewable vs. Non-Renewable Resources
Fifth graders identify renewable vs. non-renewable resources and comprehend why conservation of resources is important. They are asked what they think the words natural and resource mean. Pupils then put the words together to define the term natural resource.
Fifth graders observe and record what happens when household products are added to a tank of water to depict water pollution. They brainstorm ideas of how to clean the contaminate out of the water before watching demonstrations of screening, sedimentation, filtration, and chemical treatment.
Our Natural Resources
Learners investigate natural resources and man-made items. In this earth science lesson, students classify items from trash into man-made items or natural resources. Learners construct a flow chart to investigate the life cycle of a man-made object or natural resource.
4th - 5th Science
To Tell the Truth
Students participate in a discussion designed to help them discern the truth from lies. They discuss picture cards and make true and false statements regarding the information on the cards. Students also listen to various fables about truth and discuss the moral presented in the story.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
Garbage 2: Recycling
Students apply what they have learned about throwaway products "and the valuable natural resources from which they're derived" by thinking about where garbage goes after they throw it out. They also examine their own ideas and habits about recycling and discover what a serious effect litter and mass waste disposal have on the environment.
3rd - 5th Science
Students identify and classify soil ypes according to data on the soil triangle. Given examples, students identify soil conservation practices, using criterion assessment instrument. When giving a case situation involving soil nutrients, students can describe soil nutrient interactions according to criteria given in assessment instrument.
11th - 12th Science
Fifth graders research soil, its nutrients, and plant growth. In this soil lesson, 5th graders create soil journals, trace flowers, and include nutrient information on each petal. Students read an excerpt from "McBroom Tells the Truth." Students discuss adjectives and experiment with soil samples.
Why are People Hungry and Malnourished?
Students read "The Story of Miguel's Tomatoes" to review the steps involved in the food system. In groups, students complete a food system chart. Using the chart as a model, students choose a commonly eaten food and trace it from its origin to the local food store.
4th - 6th Health
Even Grass Won't Grow
Students analyze what occurs when grass will not grow. They interview maintenance staff at their school and research possibilities for grass to grow. They develop a research plan and conduct soil sample tests. They plant grass seed and discuss how to protect the area of planting.
5th - 8th Science