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62 resources with the concept organic material

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Super Soil

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students compare the organic matter found in soil. In this soil lesson, students compare a commercial garden mix soil to their local soil and determine which has more organic material.
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Microbes Ate My Homework

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Now you have a new excuse not to do your homework. A long-term experiment has learners explore cellulose-digesting enzymes. They simulate how paper breaks down in a compost bin. There's no need to blame your dog for eating your homework...
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Make the Most of Compost!

For Students K - 5th Standards
What do decomposers and a compost have in common? Decomposers help a compost break down, or decompose, things that can biodegrade and become similar matter. Watch a video that explores the science of composts.
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An Ocean of Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Young biologists trace the path of the sun's energy through marine ecosystems in the second part of this four-lesson series. Building on prior knowledge about producers, consumers, and decomposers students are introduced to the concept...
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Organic Farmer

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Camp Joy Gardens, a small, non-profit, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm, runs classes for children and adults. The narrator of a short video about Camp Joy Gardens explains how CSA farms can work as a profitable business, as...
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Building Soil Nature's Way: Exploring decomposition and soil health

For Teachers 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...
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Study Buddies - Proportions

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Middle-schoolers solve various problems related to proportions. They write ratios in word form and then, replace the words with numbers. Pupils also write an equation in which they will cross-multiply to solve the proportion. This is an...
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Organic Chemistry II Review Questions

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
In this chemistry worksheet, students determine the order of reactivity toward displacement in each of the series listed. Then they respond to several multiple choice questions as they relate to compounds and solutions. Students also...
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Fossil Fuels (Part I), The Geology of Oil

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Junior geologists work through three mini-lessons that familiarize them with the formation and location of fossil fuels. Part one involves reading about petroleum and where it comes from via a thorough set of handouts. A lab activity...
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Soil Investigations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the basics about soil.  In this soil lesson students describe the physical properties of soil and explain what soil profile is. 
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Land Use Issues

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars examine soil types and determine the ability of each to absorb water. Working in groups, they time how long it takes for water to seep out the bottom of the cups. They examine soil components, conservation, erosion, and...
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Energy Sources

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore a variety of sources and types of energy. The difference between energy for a person and energy for an automobile are examined. Efficiency and care for the environment are included in this experience.
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Reactions of Benzene

For Teachers 10th - 11th
In this chemistry worksheet, students write the products for each of the given reactions. Then they write N.R. if there is no reaction present. There are eight reactions to identify on the sheet.
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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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Soil, the Forgotten Resource

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners discuss soil understanding that is is often overlooked as a natural resource. In this science activity, students recognize that we depend on it for energy in the form of foods. Learners experiment with six boxes of soil to help...
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Perkin' Through the Pores

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students investigate how organic matter increases the amount of water soil will hold. In this water soil lesson plan, students use soil and measure water amounts using organic matter. Students measure the water holding capacities.
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Natural Resources Matter

For Students 4th - 7th
This natural resources instructional activity includes discussion activities about natural resources, 2 word searches, and a list of related books and videos.
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Nitrogen in Fertilizer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewNitrogen 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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Organic Nomenclature Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th
In this nomenclature worksheet students complete a series of chemical formulas by writing out what they would look like in nomenclature form. 
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The Economics of Organic Agriculture

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine how organic agriculture affects farm profitability and how government programs affect organic agriculture.  In this organic agriculture  lesson students complete an activity on costs and returns. 
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What Makes Up Rocks and Soils?

For Students 4th - 8th
For this rocks and soils worksheet, students will complete a Venn diagram comparing the specific characteristics of rocks and soils.
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Organic Matter in Soils

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Young scholars recognize the presence of organic matter in soils from their immediate area and recognize which soil sample contains the highest concentration of organic matter.
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Where Does the Smell of Rain Come From?

For Students 6th - 12th
I smell a great video. Viewers learn how the smell of rain originates from various sources, and how ozone and organic material work to produce the recognizable smell.
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How Do We Separate the Seemingly Inseparable?

For Students 7th - 12th
Fractional distillation? Desalination? Chromatography? How is it that stuff can be separated into raw ingredients? And where did the raw ingredients come from in the first place? So many question and a few answers are provided by a video...