Soil Type Teacher Resources

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Ecosystems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Five lessons take high schoolers on a journey through Australia’s ecosystems. They investigate the relationships between different organisms, examine factors that affect population sizes, and consider how energy flows into and out of an...
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ScienceWeb Australia: Years 9-10

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Science Web Australia presents a collection of three units designed for English speaking high schoolers and utilizing resources available online. The first unit focuses on ecosystems, the second on plate tectonics, and the third on the...
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Soil Type and Management

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study the basics of soil science. They research and gather data through readings, videos, and performance of laboratory investigations. As a team they generate oral and written recommendations for the amendment of soil.
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Soil Testing

For Students 5th - 8th
Earth science learners experiment with the water-holding properties of sand, pebbles, and clay. They apply their findings to the building of a well. This activity is engaging and tactile, and it demonstrates the importance of considering...
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Soil Types

For Teachers 5th
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...
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Soil Types

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders, given different soil samples, observe and record the different characteristics and make logical guesses of where each soil is taken from. (Either a field, construction site, a lake, woods, and a driveway.)
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Infiltration Test: Exploring the Flow of Water Through Soils

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Soil scientists gain experience with an infiltrometer can to determine the infiltration rates at different locations on campus. If you are using the entire unit, the class has already analyzed water flow and soil types, so they should...
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Archaeological Soils

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders identify the composition of a soil sample. In this archaeology lesson, 8th graders describe the different soil layers formed in their activity. They explain how this pattern help archaeologists evaluate soil types.
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Planning and Preparing a Vegetable Garden

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An anticipatory slide suggests personal benefits from gardening. Then the presentation goes into choosing a location, considering soil type, the use of fertilizers, and the variety of crops available to choose from. If you are teaching...
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Permeability and Porosity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Covering both permeability and porosity, scholars perform a hands-on experiment testing various soil types. The material includes a pre-lesson worksheet to help focus pupils on the task at hand. 
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Types By Texture

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students investigate soil types by texturing soil samples and determining the different soil types. They conduct a dirt shake activity, determining the amount of silt in a quart jar filled with dirt and water. Students then answer...
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How Does Your Garden Grow?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
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...
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Comparing Soil Types

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders gain understanding of five different soil types by actively observing samples and identifying them, manipulate digitized soil maps found in Eastern North Carolina Digital Library, participate in scavenger hunt using...
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Types of Soils

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this soil types worksheet, students review the following soil types: sandy soil, clay soil, and potting soil. Students draw lines to match the soil grains with their type of soil.
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Rooting Into the Soil: Examining the Relationship Between Plants, Soil, And Water

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students, in groups, conduct an experiment to compare how water moves through different soils. They discuss how different soils could have an impact on different plants.
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Environment Change

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Hydrangea flowers change color based on the pH of the soil. Pupils analyze soil, an abiotic component of ecosystems. They research the pH of their local soil, record their findings, and then compare them to the pH found on campus.
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Soil Composition

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students examine soil. In this soil composition instructional activity 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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Burt County, NE, Soil Survey

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students identify the soil types and textures, and locate the waterways in or near the towns of Lyons and Decatur, Nebraska. They analyze soil profile maps, and answer conclusion questions.
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Erosion and Landslides

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A professional-quality PowerPoint, which includes links to footage of actual landslides in action, opens this moving lesson plan. Viewers learn what conditions lead to erosion and land giving way. They simulate landslides with a variety...
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It's Just Dirt

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students discover how seed germination varies according to the soil type. In this soil science lesson, students discuss what plants need in order to grow and investigate various types of soil. Students use their senses to describe each...
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Water Retention and Soil Variation in Local Ecosystems

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners identify the differences in local soil types and the relationship between soil size and water retention. They are introduced to microenvironmental conditions in ecosystem sustainability.
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Sugar Bush & Soil Types

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate variables that could affect tree sap production. In this earth science lesson plan, 8th graders classify different soil types. They record their data in a spreadsheet and discuss findings.
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Identifying Your Soil for Rain Gardens

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Teach your class the descriptive characteristics of soil. Provide information about particle size and a flow chart for assessing texture. Soil scientists then analyze samples and hypothesize which would be the best type for a rain...
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How Dirt Works

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Get a little dirty as your classes explore the aspects of healthy soil. Scholars learn that healthy soil has a different meaning for a farmer, a consumer, and an environmentalist. They also experiment with different soil types to analyze...

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