Soil Science Teacher Resources
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Soil, Designer Soil: From Rainforests to the Prairie
Students explore the role and importance of soil in the ecosystem. In this Science and Social Studies lesson, students complete an experiment using various kinds of soil and clay and then examine how soil has a direct impact on our environment and society.
6th - 9th Science 19 Views 101 Downloads
Inquiry: You are an earthworm
Sixth graders work in groups to create questions an earthworm might ask about its life. In this earthworm lesson, 6th graders examine earthworms and their function as soil conservationists. Students become familiar with the scientists that study earthworms.
6th Science 3 Views 21 Downloads
Study Jams! Soil
Seven superb slides sharpen science young scholars' scoop on soil. In viewing them and reading the accompanying captions, your class will uncover the importance, different types, horizons, and protection of soil. They can then assess their new knowledge with the provided Test Yourself interactive quiz.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Students study the basic elements of the Earth's crust: rocks, soils and minerals. They categorize rocks, soils and minerals and how they are literally the foundation for our civilization. They also explore how engineers use rock soils for many different purposes.
3rd - 5th Science 21 Views 112 Downloads
Learners observe and complete activities to learn about soil texture. In this soil lesson, students brainstorm about types of soil and use microscopes to study types of soil. Learners record their findings on a 'tree thinking map.' Students visit the 'Soil Science Education Page' and add information to the tree maps.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Simulated acid rain, a dilute sulfuric acid solution, needs to be prepared for this demonstration. After a condensed lecture on acid rain, you will apply the solution to a sample of granite and a sample of limestone. Your young scientists will create a data table in which to record the pH of the acid rain both before and after passing through the stone samples.
5th - 7th Science 5 Views 32 Downloads
Elementary schoolers complete a worksheet that has them decide which of four environments a variety of animals live in. The environments are: pond, soil, ocean, and woodland. There are 12 different types of animals that pupils must match up with their correct habitat.
3rd - 4th Science 17 Views 44 Downloads
It's Just Dirt
Students discover how seed germination varies according to the soil type. In this soil science lesson plan, students discuss what plants need in order to grow and investigate various types of soil. Students use their senses to describe each soil type and predict what soil will germinate the most seeds.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Learners use classification skills and clues to determine which flying insect is the one they need to circle. They read four clues and examine each of the five insects depicted. They then deduce which one is the mystery insect. Answers and a mini-experiment are included.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
"Getting the Dirt" on Soil Use in My Community
In this soil use worksheet, students research soil use in their community and record their observation for 5 different locations. A 3x5 chart is provided to record location, soil use, and comments. Students then complete 10 short answer questions regarding soil use issues.
7th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
Digging Into Soils!
In this soil analysis worksheet, students fill out a chart with information about four samples of soil. Students record notes about 5 questions about the soil samples: feel, color, possible origin, and smell. Students draw a picture of the soil seen through a magnifying glass.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 26 Downloads
Can Worms See?
Second graders discuss the previously created worm compost and the importance of living creatures to the Environment. In this worm lesson, 2nd graders observe worms and record their sensitivity to light. Students design a petri dish environment with a dark and light side.
2nd Science 3 Views 12 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