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New Review Weathering and Soil Formation
A set of 27 slides systematically shows how weathering, erosion, and deposition contribute to soil formation. Both chemical and mechanical weathering are described, as are resulting soil layers and properties. There is no longer any need to scour the Earth in search of a pertinent weathering presentation!
5th - 7th Science 9 Views 9 Downloads
In this soil formation instructional activity, high schoolers will review examples of chemical weathering and biological weathering. Students will also review the different soil layers and how they are created. This instructional activity has 6 matching, 5 multiple choice, 4 true or false, and 3 short answer questions.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 90 Downloads
Layering the Soil
Students study and classify soil. In this soil science lesson, students classify soil by texture and size and study soil horizons. Students label the soil types with their specific soil horizon and learn about permafrost. Students complete a soil horizons worksheet.
6th - 9th Science 6 Views 57 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 3 Views 14 Downloads
The Dirt We Depend On; How Soil Was Formed Reading Comprehension Worksheet
In this soil formation reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 2 page non-fiction article. They answer 19 questions including fill in the blank, multiple choice, and true or false about weathering of the Earth as soil is renewed.
4th - 6th Science 24 Views 287 Downloads
Soil and Erosion Unit: Section 1
Students 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 3 Views 23 Downloads
How People Have Used Soils: How Soils Have Affected U.S. History
Students read the activity sheet and brainstorm sources of information to answer the questions. They work in small groups to answer their questions, using a different source for each answer. They write a report with their group. More lessons are included in this mini unit.
5th - 12th Science 7 Views 20 Downloads
Secrets to Healthy Soils
Pupils complete an experiment to learn how healthy soil affects healthy food. In this healthy soil lesson, students work in groups to collect soil from their school. Pupils observe the soil for life and record the invertebrates they see. Students then make a lamp apparatus for their soil project.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 14 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 56 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Chapter One: The Importance of Soil
The grammar is problematic on several of the slides in this collection, but the information is generally accurate. If you don't mind making a some corrections rather than starting from scratch, this presentation will save you some preparation time.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads