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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.
Students complete a unit on rocks and minerals. They explore various websites, identify the types of rocks, complete a crossword puzzle, conduct a mineral streak test, demonstrate how water breaks up rock, and create a commemorative stamp to honor a landform they have visited.
Students explore U.S. geography by researching agriculture. In this dust bowl lesson, students complete a cause and effect worksheet based upon the dust bowls that covered a large portion of Oklahoma and Texas in the early 1900's. Students conduct a small experiment using soil, aluminum pans and water in class.
These are two worksheets pulled from a fifty page unit plan book that centers on the Great Depression. The two worksheets displayed do not correlate to each other; however the first provides a summary of the various causes of the Depression. The second page asks questions about a text that is not included.
Students will observe wind erosion and how crop residue prevents erosion.Point out the three kinds of fields to the students. Do as much or as little instruction as needed to explain the pan with crop residue. Conservation tillage equipment and booklets from local farm implement dealers are effective teaching tools for this.Use the hair dryer on the open field. Collect the soil from the garbage bag.