Soil Science Teacher Resources
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Soil, Designer Soil: From Rainforests to the Prairie
Young scholars explore the role and importance of soil in the ecosystem. In this Science and Social Studies instructional activity, 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 13 Views 97 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
Pupils observe and complete activities to learn about soil texture. In this soil activity, students brainstorm about types of soil and use microscopes to study types of soil. Pupils 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
"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 18 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
Study Jams! Soil
Seven superb slides sharpen science students' 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 0 Downloads
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 7 Views 101 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
How Much Is Too Much? How Little Is Too Little?
Students perform a series of experiments which show that plants require nutrients in certain quantities. They also cooperatively read materials on the nutrient requirements of plants, fertilizers, composting, and soil management, and students identify plant nutrient deficiencies using a specialized key.
5th - 8th Language Arts 33 Views 74 Downloads
The Chemistry of Fertilizers
Students use a series of hands-on labs and activities, practice problems, discussions and writing assignments, students investigate about fertilizer chemistry as they break compounds into ions, make a fertilizer and test various fertilizers for phosphate content.
10th - 12th Science 18 Views 83 Downloads