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Conserving Natural ResourcesLesson Planet
K - 3rd CCSS: Adaptable
Trying to plan an engaging elementary science unit on natural resources? Conserve your energy! This five-part series of lessons and hands-on activities has exactly what you need to teach young scholars about the importance of conservation.
Thinking Like A Soil ScientistLesson Planet
6th CCSS: Designed
Ready to roll up those sleeves and get your hands dirty? Dirty with soil science content, that is! Overcome those "But it's just dirt" objections with a trip outside to collect soil samples for some in-class analysis. Use the variety of...
Building Soil Nature's Way: Exploring decomposition and soil healthLesson Planet
4th - 6th
Students explore decomposition and soil health by creating their own garden. In this agriculture lesson, students build a "lasagna garden" with organic matter found in the area and plant perennials native to their region. Students are...
Bill Nye The Science Guy on Rocks and SoilLesson Planet
2 mins 3rd - 6th
Rock the classroom with this hip video clip about dirt and rocks! Contents and the process of producing soil and sand are explained in the forest and on the beach. Time, pressure, and high temperatures are introduced as the requirements...
Plant-Soil Interactions (Grades 6-8)Lesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
To better comprehend organic farming scholars conduct experiments on how plant roots remove nutrients from the soil. Through multiple activities, discussion, and instruction they relate the plant's vascular system to the human...
Why Study Soil?Lesson Planet
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewSome scientists spend their entire careers analyzing and learning about soils. An interesting video lesson provides an overview of what soil scientists do and why. Pupils learn how soil analysis connects to other branches of science and...
Debate: Natural Resources- Which Are Most Valuable to the StateLesson Planet
4th - 7th
Class members are each assigned a state's natural resource to research. In pairs, they engage in silent debates: they pass a paper back and forth, writing a line on each turn about why their resource is most important. At the end,...
Components of Soil and Water RetentionLesson Planet
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
What type of soil holds in moisture the best? Find out with a guided-inquiry based lesson in which scholars investigate three types of soil—sand, clay, and silt—and the ability of each to retain waiter for plant growth. Learners graph...
Properties of Soil (Grades 6-8)Lesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
The second in a five part Agriculture series covers the importance of soil properties in organic farming. Scholars observe a soil demonstration as well as complete hands-on experiments to better understand the effects of air space and...