Soil Formation Teacher Resources
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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 23 Views 21 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
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 7 Views 58 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 26 Views 289 Downloads
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
In this soil formation worksheet, students will review examples of chemical weathering and biological weathering. Students will also review the different soil layers and how they are created. This worksheet has 6 matching, 5 multiple choice, 4 true or false, and 3 short answer questions.
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 94 Downloads
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
Mineral Cycling Through the Ecosystem
Students explain the role of different organisms in the food web. In this ecology lesson, students participate in a game to simulate mineral cycling through the web. They discuss the importance of recycling minerals and resources.
6th - 12th Science 43 Views 256 Downloads