Soil Composition Teacher Resources
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Environmental Biology - Soil ResourcesLesson Planet
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...
Decomposition, Soil, and Life Cycle ResearchLesson Planet
3rd - 4th
Students conduct background research on the decomposition process, soil composition, and the life cycle using the resources provided for Internet searches. They work in collaborative groups to research topics as a particular plant, soil...
How Does Your Garden Grow?Lesson Planet
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Seventy thousand different types of soil exist in the United States alone. Young scientists learn about the importance of soil to the food supply. They test soil for a variety of factors and determine the best place to set up a community...
Sustainability: Learning for a Lifetime – SoilLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Do great gardeners really have green thumbs—or just really great soil? Environmental scholars discover what makes Earth's soil and soil quality so important through research and experimentation. Learners also develop an understanding of...
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...
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...
Why Poor Places Are More DiverseLesson Planet
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Poor soil actually grows the most diverse plants. Although this sounds like a contradictory statement, the video lesson explains how and why this is true. Learners discover how rich soils typically cater to the stronger, faster-growing...
2016 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response QuestionsLesson Planet
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The average student scores less than three points, out of five, on the AP Environmental Science test. Most do well on the multiple choice and struggle with the free-response section. Encourage extra free-response practice with actual...