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Apple Earth and Soil Study
Young scholars examine soil and discuss its nutrients. In this soil lesson, students engage in an apple activity in which young scholars 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 3 Views 19 Downloads
Properties of Soil: Original Lesson Plan
This instructional activity is an investigation of soil properties, particularly texture, color and space for air and water. Student inspect soil samples found in their locale, perform several tests to determine different properties, and involves a field-site investigation of soil detailed in individual science journals.
3rd - 4th Science 24 Views 134 Downloads
Testing for Chemicals in Soils
Middle schoolers use sight, touch and chemical test kits to evaluate and classify soil types. They determine the organic content, soil pH, conduct visual analysis and nutrient tests of a variety of soil samples from various sources.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Life In the Soil: Home Sweet Home: Red Worms
In this soil worksheet, 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 97 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
Making a Soil Separator
Pupils investigate botany by creating a soil separating device. For this plant life lesson, students identify the needs of plants and how important the right soil is in the growing process. Pupils define different soil types and create a soil separator in their classroom using hammers, plywood and soil samples.
1st - 5th Science 8 Views 89 Downloads
The Color of Soil
Learners 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
Students 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
Fourth and fifth graders explore soil by taking a simulated field trip under the earth. They go to an Internet site that runs a simulation which charges them with finding a source of pollution that could destroy all of Earth's soil, and neutralizing it.
4th - 5th Science 7 Views 32 Downloads
Painting With Soil
Students investigate the use of soil, an important natural resource in artwork. They experiment by crushing soil particles and adding the different color samples to artist acrylic to create true "earth colors". Using this paint, they create a piece of art.
3rd - 12th Science 4 Views 58 Downloads
Sort it Out-Natural, Capital, and Human Resources
Your class can view a slide show including photographs of various human, natural, and capital resources found in the United States. They work in groups to sort pictures into 3 categories, and then complete a related Venn diagram.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 8 Views 108 Downloads
Population Vs Consumption: Which is a Bigger Problem for the Environment & Who is Getting the Lion's Share of the World's Resources?
Students develop critical thinking and awareness about the complexity of natural resource use, wealth distribution, population densities, poverty, and the environment. They think about people living in different parts of the world and about the varying effects of population vs.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 69 Downloads
Water in the Geosphere
Through a PowerPoint presentation and the embedded animation and video, earth science enthusiasts find out about the moisture in the soil beneath our feet. In the animation, follow a water molecule on its path through the water cycle. As part of the lesson, learners gather into groups to use thermometers and moisture meters to take measurements.
5th - 8th Science 34 Views 33 Downloads
Natural Resources Bingo
Bingo isn't just a silly game, it's a great way to practice all types of skills. After reviewing that the earth is composed of natural resources, what those natural resources are, and sustainability, the class plays a game of bingo. The game focuses on categorizing and identifying various objects to determine what type of natural resource they are.
2nd - 8th Science 50 Views 46 Downloads
Edible Soil Profile
Fourth graders explore the environment by experimenting with candy. In this soil layer lesson, 4th graders examine and describe the three layers of soil and factors that can degrade their quality. Students utilize cocoa puffs, marshmallows, M&M's and gummy worms to create a model of Earth's soil which they explain on a worksheet after.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 17 Downloads
Water Cycle and Its Movement in the Soil
Students are introduced to the water cycle and water movement in soil. In this water cycle lesson, students explore how water moves through the water cycle and discuss water sources, natural reservoirs, soil infiltration rates and contaminantion.
K - 9th Science 30 Views 195 Downloads