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Lesson Plan
Captain Planet Foundation

Worm Your Way Out of This

For Teachers 3rd Standards
How can you provide healthy soil for your garden? Study worms, bacteria, and other microorganisms in a lesson about decomposition and organic compost. After discussing what you know about worms and watching a video, watch what worms do...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Water Holes to Mini-Ponds

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students compare two mini-ponds. In this environmental awareness lesson, students build two mini-ponds from water holes. Students add fertilizers to one and not to the other. The results are observed and compared. This could easily be...
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Interactive
Learning Games Lab

Nitrogen in Fertilizer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Nitrogen is an essential element for productive farming. An interactive lesson explores the chemical makeup of different fertilizers and their corresponding nitrogen content. The interactive challenges individuals to complete molecular...
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Interactive
Learning Games Lab

Fertilizing Chile

For Students 9th - 12th
Fertilizer can mean the difference between a profit and a loss. Scholars use an online interactive to explore the effects of fertilizing in agriculture. Given information about the nitrogen levels in the soil, they decide the fertilizer...
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AP Test Prep
College Board

2009 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
How do genetically modified crops affect agricultural practices? This is one of four environmental questions scholars respond to in an AP® test prep resource. Other topics include methane digesters, water runoff, and nitrogen-based...
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Activity
It's About Time

The Nitrogen and Phosphorous Cycles

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How do we affect the ecosystem, and what can we do to preserve it? Pupils explore chemicals that promote and inhibit plant growth, then discuss the importance of nitrogen and phosphorus to the survival of organisms and describe how...
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Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

Changes in Ecosystems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does water pollution affect the environment? Provide your class with the resources to answer this question as they learn about eutrophication and ecosystem changes. Over two weeks, they simulate the effects of pollution on the...
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Activity
University of Florida

Protecting Our Water Resources

For Teachers K - 9th
Teach young environmentalists to protect their planet's resources with a set of interactive experiments. Kindergartners and other youngsters learn about watersheds and the water cycle, while older elementary learners focus on fertilizer...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Chapter 14 Review, Section 3: Acids and Bases

For Students 9th - 12th
Aside from a mention of a textbook page, this chemistry assignment is a suitable review of acids and bases. It begins by addressing conjugate pairs and acid base reactions. Neutralization and amphoteric properties are also dealt with....
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Build an Outdoor Compost Heap

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study how to create a compost heap. In this composting lesson, students create a compost heap. Students write an essay describing the process.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Environmental Issues Vocabulary and Speaking Exercise

For Students 6th - 8th
Eight color graphics fill the top half of this page. Each of them is meant to represent a different environmental topic: poaching, deforestation, pollution, etc. Youngsters associate vocabulary terms with each graphic and then answer...
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PPT
Curated OER

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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PPT
Curated OER

Establishing a Lawn

For Teachers 9th
The techniques for preparing soil before laying, or seeding, a lawn is covered in this set of slides.  Ideal pH, fertilizer, and drainage is described.  Details of the best seed type for different conditions are also given.  Pictures to...
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Worksheet
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Recycled Water: A Smart Way to Reuse Water

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Learn about wastewater and recycled water with a science reading activity. After learners finish a two-page passage about conserving the water supply, they answer six comprehension questions about what they have read.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Composting "The Right Mix"

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the correct mix of material types for compost. In this composting lesson, students explore the correct amounts of different types of materials to create a compost heap. Students then create a compost heap.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Sample Midyear Examination (Chemistry and Biology)

For Students 7th - 12th
A 12-page midterm exam sample can be given to young scientists in preparation for an exam. This particular installment is geared toward a class that delves into both ecology and chemistry concepts. There is no way to separate the 50...
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PPT
Curated OER

Soil Fertility

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Fertility in soil is the topic of this presentation. Future farmers will be able to define fertilizer, list ten essential soil elements, and describe the roles of both primary and secondary nutrients in plant production. Although there...
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PPT
Curated OER

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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PPT
Curated OER

Maintaining the Lawn

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Helpful for your landscaping class or a career exploration unit, this comprehensive slide show teaches about lawn maintenance. Everything is covered, from fertilizing to watering. There are only notes, however; no graphics or photos for...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Fertilizers: Friend or Foe?

For Students 8th - 10th
In this fertilizer worksheet, students read about natural and manufactured fertilizers. They answer four critical thinking questions about fertilizers and their use.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Geologist

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this geologist worksheet, students identify and collect five geologic specimens that have important uses, giving an example of each. Also, they create a drawing that shows the cause of a volcano, a geyser, or an earthquake. Finally,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Eutrophication Lab

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the effects of detergents and fertilizers on aquatic life and describe algae. Students define the term eutrophication as the process by which a body of water, such as a pond, lake, stream, or river, has a sudden increase...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Fertilizers & Grass Growth

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students design an experiment to test the effects of common fertilizers on grass growth. They write or present a laboratory report responding to their observations and consider how fertilizers may affect the soil environment.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Garbage - Reduce, Recycle and Reuse

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate the uses and importance of composting in agriculture. They, in groups, design and implement decomposition chambers to compost vegetable scraps and clippings.