Soil Composition Teacher Resources

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All About Food

For Students K - 5th
Check out this 11-part collection for elementary learners! Each lesson is full of hands-on activities, handouts, and in-depth studies of the science of food. Your class will study balanced meals, how food grows, plant parts, the...
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Soil Composition

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students examine soil. In this soil composition lesson students participate in soil sedimentation and filtration activities. The students discuss what non-living and living things are in soil and why it is so important.
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What's Is Soil Made Of?

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
It's time to roll up those sleeves and get a little dirty in the second lesson of this series on the science of food. Investigate where plants and animals get the minerals they need to live in this two-part exploration of soil. First,...
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Colors of our Earth

For Teachers K - 8th
Young scholars are introduces to soil profile classification. They remember that classification of soils is an important aspect of studying soils as it aids in predicting how soils react to weathering, transport nutrients or pollution. ...
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Modeling a Soil Profile

For Students 7th - 10th
In this soil profile worksheet, learners use a cup to create the layers of soil using clay, sand, gravel and dirt. Students label each component as either A, B, or C horizon and the bedrock. They answer questions about their model.
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What's in the Soil?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine soil to find its contents, and how much water and air they can measure.  In this soil composition instructional activity, 4th graders perform three experiments and record their results.  In one experiment they...
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Soil Composition

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners investigate how soil composition affects plant growth. In small groups, they plant various seeds in different soil mixtures, record plant and seed growth, and analyze the results.
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Soil Composition & Discovery

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Organic or mineral? How does the matter matter? Second graders use their knowledge of the rock cycle to label the different components in garden soil.
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Environmental Requirements

For Teachers Higher Ed
All aspects of soil and its components are reviewed here.  Your class will learn how certain organisms help the quality of the earth and support growth.  Different ways to enhance the chemical make-up are described and will be valuable...
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Soil

For Students 6th - 8th
In this soil learning exercise, students will use a diagram of a soil profile showing different soil layers to complete 7 short answer questions.
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Soil Isn't a Dirty Word

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Young scholars investigate the properties of rocks. In this geology lesson, students draw their profile and discuss what a soil profile would look like. Additionally, young scholars demonstrate how to make soil by rubbing two pieces of...
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Bellwork for Week 11

For Students 7th - 9th
For this bellwork worksheet, students answer questions about chemical and mechanical weathering, particle size, and the soil profile at the start of class.
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Soil Profile

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research soil layers and create a soil profile in a jar.  In this soil profile lesson, 4th graders working in groups, research a given layer of soil, make a 3-5 minute presentation to the class, and complete a worksheet. ...
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Soil Profile Diagram

For Students 8th - 10th
In this soil profile worksheet, students are given a diagram of the layers in soil and answer questions about each layer and the processes involved in forming the soil profile.
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Soil

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students complete activities to study soil. In this soil composition lesson, students view a PowerPoint of organisms that use soil and complete a soil observation activity. Students write a letter about the importance of animals to soil.
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Properties of Soil

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate the properties of soil. In this soil composition lesson, 3rd graders bring in soil samples from their homes and write observations for each sample. Students study the texture and color of the samples and...
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Environmental Biology - Soil Resources

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Begin with the third slide to help earth science learners investigate one of our most valuable natural resources: soil. Straightforward and fact-filled slides define soil, describe its formation and composition, and explore reclamation...
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Soil Runoff Challenge

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students find ways to decrease soil runoff for an African Village as a part of a Peace Corps project. In this soil runoff lesson, students play a soil runoff challenge online. Students complete online activities and view a slide show to...
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Properties of Soil

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do the different types of soil allow water to flow? Scholars compare flocculated and dispersed soils and their ability to move water through the soil. Silt, sand, and clay particles clump together and create large pores in the soil...
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Professor Profile looks over the horizon

For Teachers K - 8th
Students are introduced to the differences that exist in soil properties with depth. They are introduced to the factors that influence a soil's development (soil forming factors). Pupils are introduced to the impact of soil of soil...
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What's Happening Below The Surface?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine the soil composition of soil layers in their area. They collect soil samples, calculate the percentage soil water content, analyze data, and evaluate each site for future tree growth.
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The Composition of Soil

For Students 9th - 12th
In this composition of soil worksheet, 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....
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Investigation 6 - Soil Profile

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study the components of soil. They observe the basic components of soil and relate the components to plant growth. They record color, texture, and kinds of materials on their profile log (light color, denser, grittier -...
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What Kind of Garden Would Grow in Our Schoolyard?

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students perform soil tests for pH, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, composition and water percolation rate and assess the conditions in the schoolyard.

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