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Chapter 3 ~ Physical Properties of Soil
Though information-packed, this presentation on soil is drab if it stands alone. As you journey through slides about soil texture, make sure to pass around samples of each type. Perform demonstrations as you lecture on soil density and permeability.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Natural Resources: Can We Use Them Forever? Grade 2
Bright colors and animation are great ways to attract a young students attention. Students are introduced to the concepts of renewable and non-renewable resources as they pose the question, will our resources be around forever? This PowerPoint provides solid examples of resource types, ways to protect our resources, and a link to an environmental awareness website.
2nd Science 3 Views 28 Downloads
The Composition of Soil
In this composition of soil activity, students study the make-up of soil by identifying the amount of air in the soil, the amount of water in the soil, the size of the mineral grains in the soil and the proportion of humus in the soil. Students follow directions to determine the amount of each component of the soil and answer 2 analysis questions.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 47 Downloads
Measuring Soil Temperatures at South Penquite Farm
Students investigate soil temperatures. In this graphing and earth science instructional activity, students insert temperature probes into different types of soil at varying depths. Students complete a data chart and construct a related graph illustrating the varying temperatures based on type of soil and depth of the temperature probe.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Curious George Sand and Soil
Learners explore the difference between sand and soil. In this compare and contrast instructional activity, students investigate sand and soil. Learners touch, smell and look at sand and soil. Students use magnifying glasses to view the soil.
K - 1st Science 5 Views 38 Downloads
Fifth graders examine how sand and rock fragments in soil are products of erosion or the weathering of rocks. They listen to the book "Sand" by Ellen J. Prager and answer discussion questions. Next, they analyze sand samples and sort the sand grains into groups based on a variety of characteristics.
5th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Save Our Soil
Students read about the history of soil and complete language arts, math, social studies, and more activities about soil. In this soil lesson plan, students complete fraction problems, create a school compost pile, write about conserving soil, and more.
4th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 53 Downloads
Protecting Your Drinking Water
Having a clean, reliable source of drinking water is essential for any community, but in many cases this is easier said than done. Engage young environmentalists in exploring the five factors affecting vulnerability of a groundwater supply with this simulation activity.
9th - 12th Science 13 Views 13 Downloads
Earthworms in Soil
Students discover the importance of earthworms. In this earthworm lesson, students observe and discuss what they think earthworms are good for when in the soil. Students then listen to a book on earthworms and discuss the true importance of an earthworm.
2nd - 3rd Science 3 Views 26 Downloads
soil, Water, and Plants
Students examine the relationship between water retention and plant growth by conducting two experiments. They first compare the water retention qualities of clay, sand and loam soil types. Then they use the data from the first experiment to design the second plant growth and soil type experiment.
K - 4th Science 19 Views 101 Downloads
Water Cycle and Its Movement in the Soil
Students are introduced to the water cycle and water movement in soil. For 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 35 Views 200 Downloads
Edible Soil Profile
Fourth graders explore the environment by experimenting with candy. In this soil layer lesson plan, 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 9 Views 18 Downloads
Global Resources: What Will You Do with Your Power?
Students examine the human impact on natural resources. They read and discuss an article, evaluate nations regarding their environmental problem-solving, develop a presidential speech on the environment, and conduct a natural resources scavenger hunt.
9th - Higher Ed Science 7 Views 61 Downloads