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Soil Testing and Texturing
Students are introduced to soil textures and why they are important in examining soil quality. They find out how to feel the difference between soil textures. Pupils describe which soil texture is best for gardens and growing healthy plants.
K - 8th Science 13 Views 68 Downloads
Young scholars examine how erosion is affected by the composition of the soil and the slope of the land. They look at plant roots, rocks and land slope as experimental factors. They complete the associated worksheets before discussing their results in whole class setting.
6th - 8th Science 11 Views 49 Downloads
Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge Workbook
In this soil and water conservation Boy Scout merit badge worksheet, students complete 5 pages of multiple step, short answer questions about soil and how to conserve it. They list different types of soil, plant nutrients, and define associated vocabulary.
5th - 6th Science 14 Views 56 Downloads
Apple Earth and Soil Study
Students examine soil and discuss its nutrients. In this soil activity, students engage in an apple activity in which students come to understand that the amount of land for farming/plant growing is very small. Students then examine various soil samples brought from home and discuss the nutrients found in soil.
2nd - 3rd Science 4 Views 20 Downloads
Life In the Soil: Home Sweet Home: Red Worms
In this soil activity, students complete 2 pages about the importance of soil in plant growth. Students read about red worms and answer 2 questions about composting. Students fill out a chart with their observations of plants planted in plain soil and compost enhanced soil.
3rd - 5th Science 4 Views 98 Downloads
What Plants Need in Order to Survive and Grow: Soil
Students conduct an experiment to evaluate whether plants need soil to survive and grow. They plant two seeds, one with soil and one without, make predictions, and record and analyze the seed germination results on a worksheet.
3rd - 6th Science 9 Views 53 Downloads
Soil, the Forgotten Resource
Students discuss soil understanding that is is often overlooked as a natural resource. In this science lesson, students recognize that we depend on it for energy in the form of foods. Students experiment with six boxes of soil to help in comparing the rates and amounts of erosion.
6th - 10th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Erase It! Soil Pollution
Students brainstorm what the solution to soil pollution is, where it comes from and what can be done to preserve and protect the Earth. They identify ways that they can start at home to erase soil pollution and draw a picture advocating one solution.
1st - 12th Science 5 Views 5 Downloads
Making a Soil Separator
Learners investigate botany by creating a soil separating device. In this plant life lesson, students identify the needs of plants and how important the right soil is in the growing process. Learners define different soil types and create a soil separator in their classroom using hammers, plywood and soil samples.
1st - 5th Science 9 Views 91 Downloads
Playing In The Dirt - Discovering Soil
Students discuss some the different types of soil in Oklahoma. They identify the soil types and explore the characteristics of each type of soil. In groups, students perform hands-on activities such as taking soil samples, classifying soil, and computing the percent of sand, silt, loam or clay in the samples.
6th - 8th Math 5 Views 22 Downloads
Forests/Natural Resource Management II
Learners write about the importance of trees. In this natural resources lesson, students look at deforestation occurring across the globe and present what they learned to the class. As closure, all learners write a poem about the importance of trees.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
The Color of Soil
Students are introduced to the Munsell System of Color Notation that is used for direct comparison of soils anywhere in the world. They become familiar with hue, value and chroma notations, identify colors that act as clues to the mineral content of soil and consider the uses of this system of classification.
6th - 12th Science 6 Views 14 Downloads
Activity #5 Soils-Permeability and Impurity Removal
Learners predict which types of soils would work best for keeping contaminants contained. They comprehend that in the past, landfills have been one major source of groundwater contamination. Pupils comprehend that placing and building landfills that prevent leachate, from leaving the landfill and entering either surface or groundwater supplies.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads