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For this soil worksheet, learners complete 2 pages about the importance of soil in plant growth. Students read about red worms and answer 2 questions about composting. Learners fill out a chart with their observations of plants planted in plain soil and compost enhanced soil.
Learners name three general kinds of soil: sand, silt and clay. They explain how percolation rates differ with the soil type. Students name two characteristics of wetland soils. They test soils to demonstrate how soil texture affects percolation rates and will'become' soil particles to experience soil types in an imaginary flower pot.
Students are introduced to the concept of acids and bases and arouse curiosity about acids and bases in daily life. They are introduced to the measurement of soil pH. Pupils are introduced to the effect of soil pH on nutrient cycling and loss. They are also introduced to the environmental impact of soil acidity.
Students examine soil and discuss its nutrients. In this soil lesson, 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.
Discover Oklahoma's first farmers. Read about 14 different agriculture workers and their contribution to Oklahoma's farming. After reading, have your class complete several activities such as researching an agriculturist, writing a research paper, creating a wanted poster, and working on an Oklahoma map. Note: There are a variety of cross-curricular applications provided in this resource.
After responding to statements about the effects of exercise, pupils review scientific vocabulary and read a news article. According to the article, exercise can improve academic performance. Included in this resource are questions to assess comprehension, discussion ideas, and follow-up activities. Excellent!